SARASOTA COUNTY – The community is invited to take a step back in history at the annual Water Oral History Project public screening, which showcases oral histories as told by local area residents in videos produced by students from the New College of Florida. The Water Oral History Project serves to preserve storytelling traditions and oral histories, which would otherwise be lost over time. These personal narratives, as told by local residents, provide a glimpse into the area as it used to be and provide insight into the important roles that local water resources continue to play both economically and environmentally.
Join us at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, for the reception, followed by the screening at 6:30 p.m., in the Mildred F. Sainer Pavilion on the New College of Florida’s Caples Campus, located at 5313 Bayshore Road, Sarasota. For directions, visit www.ncf.edu/directions.
Since the beginning of the Water Oral History Project in 2009, dozens of life stories have been documented and preserved. Last year’s project videos can be viewed by visiting Sarasota County Water Atlas at www.sarasotaoralhistory.com.
2016 Water Oral History participants:
For more information, visit www.sarasotaoralhistory.com, call the Sarasota County Contact Center at 941-861-5000 or visit www.scgov.net. For specific event information or accessibility accommodation, please contact Ashley Melton at 941-275-6118 or firstname.lastname@example.org.