Crafting Family Narratives with Oral History Methods and New Technologies


Make this holiday season even more special by focusing this year’s celebrations on sharing family stories before they are lost. Join the Hinsdale Historical Society on November 13th to learn how to use today’s digital technology, including your smart phone, to collect and preserve those special stories. Find out how you can share your family stories with others on your personal website, blog or YouTube. This program is for anyone who wants to preserve their family history before it is gone.

Oral and Public Historian Marie Scatena will facilitate a workshop where participants will create sample questions, develop a design plan and experience hands-on opportunities with their digital devices. Resources will be provided to help make the plan a reality. Participants will listen to and look at examples for inspiration.

Ms. Scatena taught Oral History at Columbia University and Public History at the University of Illinois. For over a decade, she was a museum educator and project director at the Chicago History Museum.

Refreshments will be served. Space in this special workshop is limited and pre-registration is required. To register for this program, email


Location:                Immanuel Hall, 302 South Grant Street, Hinsdale, IL

Date:                      Sunday, November 13, 2016

Time:                     1:00-2:30 pm

Program Fee:        $10/members; $15/non-members

Registration:          Space is limited.

                              Pre-registration is required. Please register at by Nov. 9, 2016

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