If These Walls Could Talk

Oral-History-and-HP-TrainingThe best preservation treatments are founded in strong historical research and documentation. One often overlooked–and invaluable–source of historical background are oral history interviews.

In this course, participants will learn how to effectively plan and implement all phases of an oral history project and will explore how interviews can in turn help inform preservation treatment plans. Using case studies, classroom presentations and a practicum, participants will gain the tools they need to gather reliable historic information through the use of the spoken word.

(NOTE: Though the training is geared towards using oral histories to inform building preservation projects, the course will cover basic techniques for preparing and collecting oral histories for any purpose) 

Dates: Tuesday July 12- Thursday July 14 2016
8:00 am – 5 pm

Location: Western Center for Historic Preservation. White Grass Dude Ranch, Grand Teton National Park, Moose WY

Instructors: LuAnn Jones, NPS Historian

Cost: No Tuition. Travel to be paid by benefiting account.

To Register: Complete online form: http://goo.gl/forms/4N7o09q33B

More Information: email to vanishingtreasures@nps.gov

Sponsored by the Vanishing Treasures Program
The Vanishing Treasures Program supports the preservation of traditionally-built architecture in the Western United States, facilitates the perpetuation of traditional skills, and promotes connections between culturally associated communities and places of their heritage.
All workshops are free and open to the public. View the entire Vanishing Treasures training calendar for more opportunities (PDF)