The Greenwich Library Oral History Project has a historic offer for all Greenwich residents. Help celebrate the Project's 35th anniversary on Tuesday, June 17 by recording your memories with an experienced Oral History Project interviewer. Your interview will become part of the Project's permanent collection.
This is a one-time, open invitation for residents to share any recollections related to Greenwich, its people, places, or events from the past. Each participant will receive as a gift a copy of his or her interview on an audiocassette or CD.
The Oral History Project, sponsored by the Friends of the Greenwich Library, has been recording interviews with Greenwich residents since 1973. The collection now contains nearly 800 interviews. The Project has also published 134 books based on the interviews, the most recent of which is The Bruce Museum--A Century of Change. The book features interviews with or about all seven museum directors throughout its 100 years. As a source of eyewitness accounts of Greenwich history, these materials cannot be surpassed. The tapes, interview transcripts, and books--which circulate at all town libraries--offer windows to the past.
"We hope residents will consider adding to our town's heritage by telling their stories. We're particularly interested in hearing about the town home front during World War II or any other local experiences such as jobs or volunteer activities," said Cathy Ogden, Oral History Project Chairman. "It isn't often that history taps you on the shoulder," Ogden said.
Advance registration is required. Call the Oral History Project office at 203-622-7945, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.