Do you have a story to tell, a memory to relive or just want to document your family's history?
The Putnam County Public Library (PCPL) can help. The Local History Department at PCPL will be hosting oral histories throughout the month of May in recognition of Heritage Preservation Month.
Interviews will be conducted at the library, unless otherwise requested, and done with video. Persons may call 653-2755 ext. 120 to make an appointment or get additional information.
An oral history is a recording of an individual providing their own accounts of various past events. Usually, the oral histories have a theme or topic, such as "Life During the Depression."
The library, however, is hoping to hear oral histories as they relate to life in Putnam County, such as homes that the interviewee grew up in or details about various businesses or buildings, or just a broad topic of events in Putnam County.
Oral histories provide an opportunity to tell a story that has never been told or is at risk of being forgotten. It is also an opportunity to speak to future generations regarding who we once were and who we are now.