Blaine County's Oral History Project is underway!

 

March 6, 2024

(l-r) Lois Butcher and Theresa Danley are shown preparing to begin their interview that is part of the local museum's Oral History Project. Theresa asked Lois to share some of her memories of life in Harlem, where she grew up, and Chinook where she's lived since. Lois is one of about ten locals who are currently scheduled to share some of their memories as part of the preservation of Blaine County's history.

A Blaine County Museum Director Sam French's goal to begin an oral history collection involving local seniors has started. French said at a meeting last month that conducting an oral history collection has been one of her goals since she came to the museum five years ago. The first interview was conducted last week and more interviews are soon to follow.

Last month, at a monthly meeting of the Chinook Lions Club, Sam French laid out her plan to attract volunteer interviewers and interviewees. She explained, "I'm hoping volunteer interviewers will locate and recruit locals born in the 1930s and...



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