Voices of the Hudson Valley Project
In 2011 the Hudson River Maritime Museum joined four other organizations as part of the Voices of the Hudson Valley Project, led and managed by the Sound and Story Project of the Hudson Valley. The Voices Project is a 3 year grant funded by the Institute for Museum and Library Services designed to digitize old oral histories and share them with the public through the Hudson River Valley Heritage database, SoundCloud, HistoryPin, a custom-built iPhone App, and more.
Other participating organizations (like HRMM) include the New Rochelle Public Library, Nyack Library, Somers Historical Society, and the Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site.
The Hudson River Maritime Museum’s oral history collection consists of approximately 30 interviews with Hudson River commercial fishermen and NYS Department of Environmental Conservation officers conducted by Marjorie Holloway between 1989 and 1999. Approximately half of these oral histories have been digitized for the Voices Project. Donate now to help digitize the rest of our collection.
The Voices Project also includes a one-time use of a custom-built, portable, sound-proof recording studio dubbed The Cube. This studio will travel to all five participating organizations to record new stories for each institution. The stories recorded by The Cube will be added to each institution’s collection and will be made available online to the public.
Sunday, September 22nd, 2013
1 pm to 4 pm
At the Hudson River Maritime Museum
50 Rondout Landing
Kingston, NY 12401
Share your memories of the Hudson River while The Cube is here!
Sign up in advance to tell your story (1-10 minutes) sharing a memory of the Hudson River. All recorded memories will be added to the Hudson River Maritime Museum’s collections and made available online to the public.
To share your story please contact Sarah Wassberg at email@example.com or 845-338-0071 ext. 16. Time slots will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.
Don’t want to tell a story? Come to visit The Cube and hear oral history stories from Hudson River commercial fishermen, digitized as part of the grant-funded Voices of the Hudson Project in partnership with Sound and Story Project of the Hudson Valley, Somers Historical Society, Nyack Library, New Rochelle Public Library, and the Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site.
Know someone who has great stories about the Hudson River who might like to do a full-length interview? Send their information to Sarah (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we’ll contact them about the possibility of setting up an interview.
Because The Cube will be inside the museum, those signed up to share stories will get in free with discounted museum admission for all other visitors.