Oregon Area Community Book's Blog

March 26, 2010

Come to Our History “Show and Tell” event April 10th

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You’ve saved that little piece of Oregon history for a long time. Now it’s time to bring it out of the closet!

The Oregon Area Community Book wants your “home-made history”—items and stories that would not be preserved if you don’t share them.

On April 10, from 2-4 pm, bring your photos and mementos to share with other attendees, while club volunteers scan or photograph items for use in the book and the historical society’s archives.

We want to see:

  • scrapbooks
  • photos
  • artifacts like school trophies
  • business premiums
  • play and dance programs
  • garments, and more

Jot down information about the items you bring, such as names, dates, and anecdotes. Members of the Oregon Area Historical Society will share insights about items’ significance.

Join us on April 10th from 2-4pm at the Oregon Senior Center, 219 Park Street.

For more information or to volunteer to help out at this event, contact Sarah White: 347-7329 or whitesarah@charter.net.

For more information about the Oregon Area Community Book, email us at oacb53575@gmail.com

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March 16, 2010

agenda for 3/17 volunteers meeting, 1:30-3:00, Firefly Cafe

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As usual, our meeting will begin with Liaisons’ reports, followed by discussion of other activities of the Oregon Area Community Book project, such as history-collecting, publicizing the project, funding, and more.

  1. Liaisons’ reports
  2. Other old business
    – history-collecting questionnaire to go in Oregon Observer
    – WHC grant application
  3. New business
    – collecting local church, organization, etc. published histories

March 8, 2010

Reminiscence Writing Workshop Will Focus on Local Stories

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Whether you want to share your own life experiences or pass on your family’s stories, a workshop starting March 24 will help you get started and stay motivated.

Now in its second year, this workshop sponsored by the Oregon Senior Center explores different aspects of the writing craft. Each week participants follow prompts to write about their life experiences. Each class meeting includes time to share what participants have written.

The Spring 2010 workshop will focus on local history, asking writers to share their experiences with local events, customs, recreation, social organizations, institutions, and town progress. Essays produced in this workshop will become part of the Oregon Area Community History collection and might be selected to appear in the Oregon Area Community Book, which will be published in early 2011.

The reminiscence-writing workshop meets Wednesdays 1 p.m.-3 p.m. March 24 through April 28, in the community room at the State Bank of Cross Plains.

The cost for the six sessions including instructional materials is $40. Class size is limited to 15 participants. The instructor is author and personal historian Sarah White.

To register, contact Erica Hoke, Senior Center Activities Director, 835-5801, ehoke@vil.oregon.wi.us.

March 5, 2010

Speak up! It’s time to start interviewing each other.

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We’ve picked out some sweet, simple, pocket-size digital recorders and thanks to the grant we’ve received, they’ll be purchased and available for use at the Oregon Area Historical Society very soon.

You can check one out and conduct an interview with someone you know–or ask someone to interview you. Or just get together with some pals and reminisce.

What to ask? See the page of questions here:

https://oregonareacommbook.wordpress.com/interview-questionnaire/

For more info about oral history interviewing, check out this info from the Oral History Association:

http://dohistory.org/on_your_own/toolkit/oralHistory.html

Let’s start talking about Oregon area history.

March 2, 2010

agenda for 3/3 volunteers meeting, 1:30-3:00, Firefly Cafe

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As usual, our meeting will begin with Liaisons’ reports, followed by discussion of other activities of the Oregon Area Community Book project, such as history-collecting, publicizing the project, funding, and more.

  1. Liaisons’ reports
  2. Demo from Sarah on how to submit potential materials for the book
  3. Continue discussion on history-collecting Questionnaire (proposed at 2/3 meeting, refined at 2/17). Up next: Distribution strategy, funding.
  4. Other old business
  5. New business

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