GHHN among organizations awarded IMLS Grant to digitize oral histories to share Hudson Valley stories and engage new listeners
We've got great news!
GHHN is partnering in a 3 year major grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to share archival oral histories through radio programs, websites, mobile apps, and new media. Working in partnership with museums and libraries, together we will breath new life into the stories that represent the diverse voices of the Hudson Valley. Our goal is to reach a new generation of listeners. This is one of 48 projects from around the country to receive funding from IMLS this year.
Together with the Southeastern New York Library Resources Council in Highland, Sound and Story Project and the Hudson River Valley Institute at Marist College in Poughkeepsie we received a National Leadership Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to use the latest digital technology and social media outlets to repurpose archived oral history collections.
If you would like to learn along with us, be sure to sign up for the Sound and Story newsletter at http://www.soundandstory.org/. For more information about the project contact Project Director Eileen McAdam at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Introducing The Cube!
The Sound and Story Project created The Cube to collect the stories of everyday people throughout the Hudson Valley. Picture a ten-foot stainless steel cube, balancing on its edge. The sky and surrounding area are mirrored in the metallic sides of this beautiful piece of modern sculpture. Suddenly the door opens to reveal a comfortable, soundproof recording booth.
“We’ve always dreamed of collecting stories in our city parks, at library fairs, street festivals or farmer’s markets. This fall our dream becomes a reality when The Cube hits the road. Because it can be constructed and dismantled in hours, we’ll be able to travel from town to town recording interviews.”
says Sound and Story Director Eileen McAdam.
The Cube’s journey begins on September 15, 2013 at The Stone Ridge Library and will be at various sites throughout the Hudson Valley over the next year. Those who choose to tell their stories in The Cube will receive a copy of their story and Hudson River Valley Heritage (hrvh.org) will archive the collected interviews and preserve them for future generations. The Sound and Story Project will feature stories from The Cube on their new app and online during A Year of Sounds and Stories beginning in January 2014.
Visit soundandstory.org and Facebook.com/soundandstory for more information. This program is funded by the Institute for Museum and Library Services.
Tell YOUR Story!
The Cube will be traveling around the Hudson Valley for the next year. Here's where to find it:
Stone Ridge Library: September 15-17, 2013
Hudson River Maritime Museum: September 19-26, 2013
The Nyack Library: October 13-22, 2013
Somers Historical Society: October 24-28, 2013
New Rochelle Public Library: November 13-18, 2013
Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic Sites: Spring 2014
Please contact Sound and Story Project for more information about events and recording times at each location.