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Grace Church & Fairview Hospital present Chris Herren - Thursday, May 23rd at 6:30pm

Community Oral History Recordings:

The core of StoryCorps is listening. It’s about honoring another human being by simply listening to their story.

StoryCorps, a national history organization, partnered with the Mahaiwe Theater, the Great Barrington Fairgrounds and Berkshire Community College, to record and preserve stories of our community.

Participants used the time to talk to each other about preservation and change, about leaving and staying, about the places that make the Berkshires unique -- and anything else that was meaningful to them.   A trained team of StoryCorps facilitators as well as teams of locally trained volunteers facilitated over three dozen conversations over a three day weekend.   These recordings have been archived at the Library of Congress so they will be preserved for future generations.  Participants approved the sharing of these recordings through this local portal as well.

StoryCorps has developed a mobile phone app that can record private interviews and send them directly to the Library of Congress:  https://storycorps.me/

StoryCorps is also planning a National Day of Listening during Thanksgiving Week to encourage high school students to interview grandparents and other elders
https://storycorps.org/blog/the-great-thanksgiving-listen/

Additional Berkshire County local and oral history resources:
Berkshire Community College
Great Barrington Historical Society
Sheffield Historical Society

Local Libraries:

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