Ok, so it wasn’t really the first day of oral history, but school is starting soon–bear with me. We had our first interest meeting last night for the oral history project. Unfortunately, the weather was not cooperating at all, there was a school open house, and a bunch of meetings that prohibited people from being able to attend. We did get some attendees and all were very excited about the possibilities of oral history.
I think we’ll probably have another interest meeting and really ramp up our social media posts and more widely distribute flyers. It looks like we’ll have at least a dozen interviewees, which would be an incredible addition to fleshing out how we understand Westerly’s history. The possibilities with oral history are endless!