Hometown Heritage is seeking families to participate in an event at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20 at the Carnegie Library and Museum, that will form the basis of an exhibit.


Families who have a photo of a great, great, great grandparent are asked to bring at least one photo, share a few facts about their ancestor and be photographed for a family portrait. Today’s photo, combined with yesterday’s ancestor portrait, will be on display at the Carnegie Library and Museum from the end of October through mid-November.


The exhibit is part of the Becoming American documentary film series that has offered the Perry community opportunities to learn about and discuss immigration in America.


“The purpose of the Great Great Great Grands exhibit is to illustrate that all of our ancestors in America were immigrants,” said Karol Crosbie, Hometown Heritage events coordinator .


The event and exhibit is co-sponsored by the Perry Public Library. All ages are invited and young children and grandparents are especially encouraged to attend.


The Becoming American series is co-sponsored by Hometown Heritage, City Lore, the National Endowment for the Humanities, Drake University, Perry Community Schools and other local sponsors.


As a “thank you” for participating, families will be given their family photos at the conclusion of the exhibit.