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Conference of California Historical Societies’ Oral History Workshop

Considering an Oral History Program?  Everyone has unique personal life experiences of local and regional events that are if interest to us.  When they are gone, unrecorded stories will go with them.

Learn the tools you will need to move forward on an oral history program and record your histories as well as 21st century techniques to interpret and share previously recorded histories, at the Conference of California Historical Societies’ Introduction to Oral History Workshop.

Date: Thursday, October 17, 2019
Time:  9 am–3:30 pm (lunch will be provided)
Location:  Museum of Medical History, Sacramento, CA
Cost: Member Societies $30 / Non-Members $45

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A morning session is presented by Roger Eardley-Pryor of the Oral History Center at the University of California, Berkeley and an afternoon panel discussion is presented by Maryellen Burns of the Sacramento Area History Consortium, Steve Swatt of the San Francisco Examiner and United Press International in Los Angles, and KCRA-TV (NBC) in Sacramento, and James C. Scott of the Sacramento Public Library. 

Workshop Objectives: Acquire introductory knowledge on the basic methodology for recording oral histories through the use of standard techniques, interview steps, using audio equipment, legal aspects, field notes, release forms, and transcripts.  Attendees will receive a complete set of training handouts!

Who Should Attend: Local historical society members, volunteers, family historians, genealogists, and individuals interested in collecting the histories of society members, their family, special groups or local citizens. 

Space is limited, so register now! Don’t miss this opportunity to gain insight that will help strengthen your own historical organization!

Click here to register online or  call 909-480-3964Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm. Registration Deadline is October 11, 2019. 

For more information please contact Christine Esser at cesser.cchs@gmail.com.

 *All attendees are encouraged to bring membership applications, or advertisement for any future events that your historical society or community would like to share at our information table!

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