On Saturday, December 19th, at 1:30pm, the Library will be hosting a special event with local filmmaker Roger Hagopian.
Mr. Hagopian has recently finished a new film about the Hood Rubber Company, and the Armenian immigrants from Watertown who were employed there.
Founded in 1896 as a chemical research lab, the company soon moved on to production of shoes, boots, and tires. By 1920, one-fifth of the United State’s footware came from the Hood Rubber Company.
Destination Watertown: The Armenians of Hood Rubber includes interviews with former company employees and Hood family descendants. It focuses on working conditions and is bound to be an impressive look into the lives of Watertown residents.