Volunteer Voices Needed

Posted by on Jan 11, 2020 in Talks | Comments Off on Volunteer Voices Needed

Volunteer Voices Needed

Do you like to read aloud?  Perhaps you could lend your voice to our recording project!

In the spring of 2018, the WHM was awarded a grant from the Fund for Williamstown, a fund of the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, to support the Williamstown History Accessibility Project and the purchase of  recording equipment to create an audio book version of Williamstown’s history book, Williamstown the First 250 Years and to create an audio tour recording of the captions from the permanent orientation exhibit at the WHM.

The Williamstown History Accessibility Project and its resultant audio book and audio tour will enhance the local history resources available to community members who seek to learn more about our town’s past.  The Value of History Statement presented by History Relevance states that, “History, saved and preserved, is the foundation for future generations. History is crucial to preserving democracy for the future by explaining our shared past…History lays the groundwork for strong, resilient communities…”  This statement underscores the importance of our project which will  provide opportunities for all residents to connect with and understand the past and can encourage residents to analyze our ideas and experiences through a broader context, thus making Williamstown a stronger and better community in which to live.

Once the audio book is recorded, the goal is to upload it to multiple online platforms and to provide the audiobook to all listeners for free.  The audio tour of the WHM exhibit will be uploaded to the WHM website.  Your help in recording would be a great way to give back to your community.  Contact the WHM today to learn more: 413-458-2160 or [email protected].