Home to India: A Journey Across Generations in the Footsteps of the Himalaya, Thurs. May 14th 7:00 PM

Himalayas from Pauri

Join the Friends of the Lopez Library and the Lopez Library as we host a unique and moving program featuring Lopez local Barbara Carver discussing her journey to India. Barbara’s father was raised in northern India in Pauri Garhwal. Pauri sits in the foothills of the snow-bound peaks of the Himalayas. Her father and his siblings attended the historical Woodstock School when his father, Barbara’s grandfather, was a Methodist Missionary living and working in Pauri. The Woodstock School was founded in 1854 and in its earliest days coincided with the dominance of the East India Company. Though the Woodstock School was managed by Americans during the Raj, at times it provided refuge for families who opposed British rule in India. Barbara’s grandfather helped build the local church and another school. Her journey which begins much farther south, truly blooms as she connects with the world her father and her ancestors called home. Her story of love, commitment and the boundless world of family is accompanied by photographs and images. With this program, the Lopez Library continues a new focus on one of our featured digital resources: Ancestry.com. As you consider discovering your own story, join us for Barbara Carver’s inspirational and unforgettable story of travel across generations.  At Port Stanley School.