About This Project

This website was created by Jodie Mozdzer for her capstone project for a graduate degree in Interactive Communication at Quinnipiac University.

The project seeks to digitize personal stories about the Flood of 1955 for future generations to browse, focusing on the lower Naugatuck Valley in Connecticut.

This project seeks to do that in two ways: Video interviews with people who experienced the flood give first-hand accounts of the events. And links to HistoryPin.com, allow visitors to share their own stories and photos from the Flood with the world.

Special Thanks

The data, interviews and photos were collected from a variety of places. The following people deserve much thanks for their help throughout the process.


Jeanne LeBlanc, who led the way in gathering statewide flood data in 2005; Marion O'Keefe, who connected Mozdzer with flood survivors and photos; the Seymour Historical Society; the Derby Historical Society; Seymour senior center staff; and the residents and families who heard of the project and shared personal photos, flood books and other flood related items for the project.