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Cobleigh Community Story Project

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John Emery with Mary Beausoleil the night of sharing memories of Dr. John Elliott.

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The Rev. Dr. Robert A. Potter sharing memories of Dr. John Elliott.

Cobleigh Public Library and the Lyndon Historical Society are collaborating on a project to record and archive the stories of local residents.  The project is modeled on the National Public Radio (NPR) Story Corp Project.  Stories from individuals will be recorded and saved on compact disks.  The disks will be kept and available for borrowing and listening through the library.

 

gene-wheeler-809.JPGGene Wheeler who makes all things possible.  He records all sessions using his personal equipment.  Thank you, Gene!

Stories will be collected in two ways.  The library and the Historical Society will recruit and interview people with stories and experiences significant to the history of the area or two participants may come together to interview and tell their story to each other (e.g., mother/son, grandfather/granddaughter, two friends or co-workers, etc.).  It is hoped that a variety of stories will be told.

Storytelling and recording will be by appointment.  Each completed story is expected to be 15 – 20 minutes long.  An interview guide will be provided for all participants.

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Linda and Al Toborg from the Historical Society with Mary Beausoleil Upright Steeple Society member.  All members of Cobleigh Community Story Project committee.

For more information about the Cobleigh Community Story Project, or to express an interest in telling your story or to suggest a person or topic to be interviewed,  please contact Cindy Karasinski at the Cobleigh Public Library, 626-5475.