The McDuffie Museum is offering a rare opportunity to all residents.
Corey Rogers, resident historian with the Lucy Craft Laney Museum, will provide an Oral History Training Session on Tuesday, Nov. 14, 5:30-7 p.m. at the McDuffie Museum on Main Street.
The cost will be $10 per person, checks made payable to the McDuffie Museum. The fee will include all materials and refreshments.
The purpose of the training session will be to give attendees information about what an oral history is, how to do it, and how to use it. McDuffie Museum officials feel the art of creating an oral history is an important tool to gather memories and stories from local residents. To accomplish this, not only is this training session being offered, but a special area incorporated on the floor plans of the renovated museum is planned to house an Oral History Exhibit.
Organizers hope everyone in the community will take advantage of this training especially parents, grandparents, teachers, students and historians. The use of oral histories is endless; families use them to learn more about their individual pasts; communities use them to help document a common past, and museums use the words in exhibit labels and provide special areas where visitors can listen to the voices or look at videos. It allows each of us to ask, "What was it like for you?" and to learn from the answer.
Participants need to pre-register by calling Mary Anne Coussons at 706-597-1000, ext. 103.