After 12 years as a Legacy Video producer, interviewing parents and grandparents about their life stories for their families, I am about to launch an exciting new website: ‘Our Grandparents Stories‘, and would welcome your feedback and participation!
The website will be a free, not-for-profit, video library where children can learn about history through short, 2-5 minute, videos that capture grandparents and seniors sharing memories of their first hand experiences.
Topics will range from historical events (ie. The Great Depression, WWII) to daily life (what was a milkman, how did you spend your free time, etc.) in the 1930’s, 40’s and 50’s. Stories will come from grandparents and seniors across the U.S. and perhaps internationally at a later time.
The aim of ‘Our Grandparents Stories’ is to give children an opportunity to discover and understand history through the personal experience from a variety of perspectives.
Grandparents and seniors are one of our greatest but, sadly, most overlooked resources. Capturing their stories and memories in a Video Library for others to learn from will ensure this priceless resource is recognized.
If you would like to learn more, offer suggestions or post a video for others to learn from, please contact me or post in the comment section below. I would love to hear from you!
If you know someone who might find the ‘Our Grandparents Stories‘ website of value, please share!
Whether you are a parent, grandparent, senior, teacher or student, I welcome your help in capturing, preserving and bringing history to life for younger generations to know.
Website Status: Work in progress with love. Expected date of completion is mid to late January, 2020. Check out our progress at OurGrandparentsStories.org!
Our Grandparents Stories