After 12 years as a Legacy Videographer, interviewing parents and grandparents about their life stories for their families, I am launching a new website, ‘OurGrandparentsStories.org’, and welcome your thoughts and input on the project.
OurGrandparentsStories.org will be a not-for-profit video library where younger generations can learn about history through videos capturing seniors sharing memories of the 1930’s, 1940’s and 1950’s. Videos will run 2-5 minutes, be topic focused and submitted by the public.
Topics will range from historical events – such as The Great Depression, WWII, McCarthyism – to daily life – what was a milkman, what were ration cards, how did you spend your free time? Stories will come from seniors across the U.S.. Perhaps internationally at a later time.
The goal of ‘OurGrandparentsStories.org‘ is to connect generations while giving children an opportunity to discover and understand history through the personal experience and from a variety of perspectives.
Grandparents and seniors are one of our greatest but, sadly, most overlooked resource. Capturing their stories and memories for others to learn from before they are lost will ensure this valuable resource isn’t wasted.
If you would like to help capture or share memories, learn more or make suggestions, contact me. I welcome your input. If you know of others who might be interested in OurGrandparentsStories.org, please pass this link along.
Whether you are a parent, grandparent, senior, educator or student, your help in capturing, preserving and bringing history to life will have an impact for generations to come.
To visit the Our Grandparents Stories website click here: OurGrandparentsStories.org.
2/2020 The website is almost finished! We are looking for feedback and people to share memories of the 1930’s, 1940’s and 1950’s. Please contact us if you would like to share a story or know someone who would.
Our Grandparents Stories