March 29, 2017
Brecknock Hall, 1 Brecknock Road, Greenport, New York
Southold Historical Society and the Library of Congress are partnering to present a day of training in the collection of oral histories of our Veterans.
Founded by an act of the United States Congress in 2000, the Veterans History Project of the Library of Congress collects, preserves, and makes accessible the personal accounts of American war veterans so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand the realities of war.
To view the Project, go to the website www.loc.gov/vets
You will be able to see the individual webpages for each veteran who contributes to the project.
At the training on March 29, how to collect oral histories will be explained, and participants will engage in interviewing in the afternoon. Participants will also learn how to send their interviews to the Library of Congress so that their work will become a part of the Veterans History Project. Interviewers are encouraged to also share their oral histories with local historical societies.
Individuals as well as organizations are encouraged to be a part of this project and training. All must be pre-registered by March 22. Please email Karen Lund Rooney at K.Lund@optonline.net with your name, organization name, email, phone number. Registration is only open to a maximum of 75 participants, so please register early.
There is no fee for this event.
This event is being sponsored by the Brecknock Hall Foundation, Peconic Landing, and the Southold Historical Society .