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DCOHC Community Meeting

December 6, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EST

After a successful pilot year, the DC Oral History Collaborative is coming back to you, the residents of Washington, DC, to report on the work of the project and to seek additional input regarding topics and/or potential interviewees.

The DC Oral History Collaborative is an ambitious city-wide initiative to document and preserve the history of Washington’s residents and communities through the collection of oral histories. The project will survey and publicize existing oral history collections, provide grants and training for scholars and amateur historians to launch new oral history projects, and  an interactive, accessible platform where the city’s memories can benefit residents and scholars for generations to come.

Join us to:

– Meet the Oral History Collaborative team and hear plans for its second year
– Contribute your ideas for historical questions to consider and interesting people to interview
– Learn how to apply for funding for a DC Oral History Collaborative project
– Learn how to be a trained oral history interview volunteer
– Meet neighbors who are also interested in oral history and community heritage.

The DC Oral History Collaborative is a partnership of HumanitiesDC, the Historical Society of Washington, D.C., and the DC Public Library.