by Corky Broadus
The Upper Valley Museum (UVM) continues to build upon its collection of recorded oral histories from a wonderful group of history makers in our Upper Valley communities. As previous newsletter updates have highlighted, this continuing project is made possible by grant funding from Chelan County Historical Preservation money.
It is the goal of this project to build an audio and visual library of these special people and other unique museum recordings and photographs. Also included, are stories from Museum evening history programs and guided tours, special events, and other significant activities UVM hosts throughout the year.
Oral history recordings have taken place in years past with great stories from many local folks that include logging, agriculture, farming, schools, churches, service clubs, business development, and the Bavarian theme movement of Leavenworth. We intend to combine all of our collections together to create a valuable public resource of information and history for all.
We have produced many recordings, but have many more to go. A big thank you to Rhona Baron for her assistance and studio facility to make these recordings possible. This fall we will begin the editing process and work towards building an exhibit in the Museum exhibit room for the public to enjoy.
The UVM is a positive community driving force to continue to provide quality outreach and education programs. If you have someone in your life we should not miss, please contact Ann at UVM and she will gladly pass on the information to Corky Broaddus, Volunteer Oral History Project coordinator.