This photo shows Hathaway women sewing, with Rita Martha Talbot-Currie at far right. Courtesy of Paula Raymond.

WATERVILLE — Artist Maggie Libby, Colby Special Collections and Archives staff, and Paula J. Raymond, a South End neighbor and partner in the Hathaway Women project, are gathering the stories of the women who worked at the Hathaway shirt factory.

Women of the Hathaway are invited to share their memories, stories, pictures and artifacts from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, May 6, at Greene Block Art Studio, the former Waterville Hardware Store on Main Street, to celebrate The Hathaway Women.

Libby and Raymond are looking for oral and written presentations, as well as pictures, artifacts, and sharing.

They know that each presentation will be unique to the experience of working at the factory. They believe that the women of this time contributed to the community in ways yet untold, and they want to bring those contributions to the forefront of the city of Waterville for all to read and hear, according to a news release from Libby.

This venture is the beginning of uncovering many Waterville working women’s stories that they want to embrace and share with the community.

For more information, contact Libby at 207-859-5150 or [email protected].