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Building Community Through Oral History

Plainfield Historical Society, Friends of Philip Read Memorial Library, & Friends of Meriden Library

Saturday, November 7, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (EST)

Building Community Through Oral History

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The Plainfield Historical Society, along with the Friends of Meriden Library and Philip Read Memorial Library, will host an Oral History Workshop on Saturday, November 7, 2015, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.at the Plainfield Town Hall, Route 12A, Plainfield, NH. Funded in part by a Humanities Council grant, Building Community Through Oral History will be led by story-teller and oral history expert Jo Radner. It offers staff and volunteers at historical societies, libraries, schools, town governments and other community organizations effective strategies for capturing local history through oral history projects. Radner will guide participants through designing oral history projects, effective strategies of interviewing, and presenting community stories. Participants will leave useful skills, a plan of action, and a manual for future reference. Jo Radner lives in Lovell, Maine, and has taught oral history workshops and performed stories from Maine to Hawaii. She is past president of the American Folklore Society and the National Storytelling Network. The workshop is free, but registration is required. Lunch is available to purchase for $7 per person (payable day of workshop) or participants may bring a brown bag lunch. Space is limited so register early.  To learn more and to register, visit www.phsnh.org or the Meriden Library or Philip Read Memorial Library.

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Plainfield Town Hall
1077 New Hampshire 12A
Plainfield, NH 03781

Saturday, November 7, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (EST)


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Plainfield Historical Society, Friends of Philip Read Memorial Library, & Friends of Meriden Library

The Plainfield Historical Society was organized in 1978 for the purpose of promoting interest in the history of the Town of Plainfield. To that end the Society strives to collect, acquire, and preserve artifacts relating to the Town, encourages the preservation of historic structures, and disseminates information relating directly or indirectly to the history of the Town. Contact: info@phsnh.org or call Plainfield Library 603-675-6866

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