StoryCorps at State Museum

storycorps logoThe StoryCorps oral history project will be at the State Museum October 10-12. The project is asking for submissions from people who'd like to record. Blurbage:

Interview someone you love and care about....or a person want to get to know better. Submit a short story explaining why you would like to be chosen for a StoryCorps® interview slot.
A StoryCorps® interview is a meaningful conversation (approximately 40 minutes) between two people - brother and sister, grandchild and grandparent, two friends - who know each other and want to record their special relationship, their shared history or a significant event in their lives. It's an opportunity to ask the questions that matter and preserve your stories for future generations.

(You might recognize StoryCorps from the segments on NPR's Morning Edition. Or, as they also might be called: That time you were listening to the radio on the way to work and ended up crying a little bit.)

There are additional, important details at that link about how to submit a story. The deadline is midnight October 2 (this Thursday).

That Saturday -- October 11 -- is Family Heritage Day at the State Museum, presented by the Archives Partnership Trust, NYS Archives, State Museum, and State Library. The day includes a bunch of programs and activities about researching and preserving family histories.

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"always go to the funeral" - I heard that story once on Story Corps and never forgot it.

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