Giving Voice to History-Oral History Workshop
The Yarmouth History Center, along with the Oral History and Folklife
Research Inc., will be conducting a workshop on Saturday October 26th from
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Keith Ludden and Molly Graham will give a talk on
Thursday October 24th at 7:00 PM to introduce the goals and concepts of
oral history and the importance of giving voice to member of our
Oral history is an effective means of capturing a history that cannot be
found in traditional historical records. The recorded interviews can be
archived and preserved for future researchers giving a voice to a sector of
the community that might not otherwise be represented.
Some of the topics to be covered in this work shop will include;
definitions and goals of an oral history, setting up a project including
what equipment is needed, interviewing skills, practice interviews and how
to interview family members.
The cost for the workshop is $10 for members of the Yarmouth Historical
Society and $15 for non-members. Students who are involved in oral history
projects will be allowed to participate at no charge but are asked to
notify us in advance. Space is limited so registration is encouraged. The
Yarmouth History Center is located at 118 East Elm Street, Yarmouth.
For more information, please call Amy Aldredge at 846-6259 of e-mail at