Marshfield Story Project will bring together our community – young, older and in between – to preserve Marshfield's community memory through intergenerational dialog, oral history video interviews and creating a digital archive. Here are highlights about Marshfield Story Project:
New Equipment to Borrow—For Tweens, Teens and Everyone! Marshfield Story Project makes it fun and easy to interview your grandparents, siblings, neighbor or a local hero! The kit includes a Zoom voice recorder, instructions, two decks of Our Moments topic cards and two books to get the conversation started. When it is safe to gather outdoors or at a distance, borrow our new Marshfield Story Project Home Interview Kit Contact the library for details! Marshfield Story Project is live on Digital Vermont! We are continuing our relationship with Vermont Historical Society and training from Paul Carnahan, Librarian and Marjorie Strong, Assistant Librarian. We are continuing to add photos of Marshfield from long along and not so long ago. Let us know if you have a special photo that you want to share—and a story that goes with it. We can scan it and include it in the collection.
Marshfield Story Project YouTube Channel We’ve created a YouTube Channel to provide more space to store and view our larger videos. Currently, you can view the Marshfield Story Project Town Meeting Day Interview Video, the Twinfield Together Zoom Sharing Circle and an interview with Rich and Kass Phillips. BONUS VIEWING! The Capital City Grange shared their interview with The Dunlops, the new owners of Hollister Hill Farm. Hear about their adventures as new farmers.
Interviews Re-Imagined During Covid-19 Pandemic Our interview schedule as been interrupted by social distancing requirements. We were able to complete the Twinfield Together Mentoring Sharing Circle using Zoom and we would consider future Zoom interviews or story-telling events. Let us know if you would like to participate. You can fill in the form below to contact us. Some ideas for sharing topics could be: • Critter encounters • Wild weather • Getting through hard times—Family Survival Secrets • Our changing landscape • Cabins, camps and cottages • Victory gardens, then and now
This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. IMLS grant number: LG-27-19-0240-19
Read the proposal on the IMLS website. Click here then scroll down to find our library.
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