History at Home: How To Record Your Family’s Oral Histories
February 18 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Alexandria Public Schools Community Education is partnering with Douglas County Historical Society, The Runestone Museum, and the Legacy of the Lakes Museum to present 𝐇𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐲 𝐀𝐭 𝐇𝐨𝐦𝐞: “Keeping History Alive”
𝐓𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐢𝐬 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐫𝐝 𝐬𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐢𝐧 𝐚 𝐟𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐭 𝐬𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐬. 𝐘𝐨𝐮 𝐦𝐚𝐲 𝐫𝐞𝐠𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐬𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐨𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐫𝐞 𝐬𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐬 (𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐚 𝐝𝐢𝐬𝐜𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐭) 𝐚𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐨𝐰𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐤:
𝐅𝐞𝐛. 𝟏𝟖 – “𝐇𝐨𝐰 𝐭𝐨 𝐑𝐞𝐜𝐨𝐫𝐝 𝐘𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐅𝐚𝐦𝐢𝐥𝐲’𝐬 𝐎𝐫𝐚𝐥 𝐇𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐬” – 𝐘𝐨𝐮 𝐤𝐧𝐨𝐰 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐰𝐚𝐧𝐭 𝐭𝐨 𝐬𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐚 𝐫𝐞𝐥𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞’𝐬 𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐬 𝐛𝐞𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐲’𝐫𝐞 𝐠𝐨𝐧𝐞, 𝐛𝐮𝐭 𝐰𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐝𝐨 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐧 𝐛𝐞𝐠𝐢𝐧? 𝐖𝐞 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐠𝐨𝐨𝐝 𝐧𝐞𝐰𝐬! 𝐀𝐍𝐘𝐎𝐍𝐄 𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐦𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐚𝐧 𝐢𝐦𝐩𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐟𝐮𝐥 𝐎𝐫𝐚𝐥 𝐇𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐲 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐬𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐢𝐨𝐮𝐬 𝐦𝐞𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐬 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐠𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐞. 𝐈𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐦 𝐡𝐨𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐛𝐲 𝐁𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐲 𝐉𝐨𝐡𝐧𝐬𝐨𝐧 (𝐃𝐢𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐨𝐫 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐃𝐨𝐮𝐠𝐥𝐚𝐬 𝐂𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐲 𝐇𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐥 𝐒𝐨𝐜𝐢𝐞𝐭𝐲), 𝐰𝐞 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐜𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐚 𝐁𝐞𝐠𝐢𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐫’𝐬 𝐛𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐩𝐫𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐜𝐞𝐬 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐨𝐫𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐨𝐫𝐚𝐥 𝐡𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐬, 𝐡𝐨𝐰 𝐭𝐨 𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐚𝐠𝐞 𝐠𝐨𝐨𝐝 𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐲𝐭𝐞𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐠𝐡 𝐠𝐨𝐨𝐝 𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠, 𝐰𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐪𝐮𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐚𝐬𝐤, 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐡𝐨𝐰 𝐭𝐨 𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐥𝐲 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐮𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐥𝐲 𝐦𝐨𝐯𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐠𝐡 𝐝𝐢𝐟𝐟𝐢𝐜𝐮𝐥𝐭 𝐦𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬.
Join us online! This class will be held using the online platform, Zoom. Prior to the class, you will receive an email with the Zoom invitation to access the class. Simply click the link on the day and time of the class and enjoy from the comfort of your own home!
𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐜𝐥𝐚𝐬𝐬𝐞𝐬 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐬𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐫𝐞:
Feb. 4 – “What To Do When You Find an Artifact” – You’ve come across old bones or you found an arrowhead on a hike—now what? Join Runestone Museum Director, Amanda Seim, to learn what you should do if you come across historical artifacts, whether it be on or off your property. What do you report and what do you leave be? Are there items you can keep? Learn more and become a confident and responsible steward of history!
Feb. 11 – “Preserving Your Treasures at Home” – There are many things that can cause some of our more precious items to deteriorate faster than we would like. Join Legacy of the Lakes Museum’s Kaci Johnson as she explains agents of deterioration and how best to protect and preserve the historical treasures in your home. From photographs to textiles, she’ll give tips and tricks to help your items last for future generations to enjoy.
Feb. 25 – “How to Preserve Your Own Self-History” – Do you have experiences, memories, or observations you want to leave for your descendants? Or are you looking to leave behind a record of your life for future historians? Trying to find a place to start can be a daunting task – but the folks from the Douglas County Historical Society are here to help. This virtual presentation and discussion will give you the tools you need to begin recording your history today so your story can be told for generations to come.