Katahdin Story Booth Project
WHAT IS THE STORY BOOTH PROJECT?
The Katahdin Story Booth Project is a community initiative based out of the library to record and share the personal stories of the people that have lived, worked, and shaped the Katahdin Region we know today. We believe that it is both the ordinary and the extraordinary stories that connect people and strengthen communities through the simple process of storytelling. Through sound recordings, we invite people to tell their stories to each other, helping preserve our past as we prepare for the future.
Everybody has a story. What’s yours?
Local Business Audio | Katahdin Region
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National Monument Audio | Katahdin Region
Who: The Katahdin Story Booth Project is a community project open to all. Residents, non-residents, children, and adults are all welcome to participate. Experience with journalism, storytelling, or audio recording is not necessary. Whether you have lived in the Katahdin region your whole life or you are just passing through, we would be honored to hear your story.
Recording a Story:
If you are interested in recording, contact Diana Furukawa at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the library at (207) 723-7020. Participation is free, and you will receive a copy of your interview. We encourage you to bring a friend or a family member that you can interview or that will interview you. If you choose to come by yourself, we have volunteers that will interview you.
Working with our Stories:
While we have recored over 45 hours of audio for the project so far, we need help editing what we have, organizing and tagging the stories, and making them more accessible to the public. If you are interested in assisting with this process, contact Diana Furukawa at email@example.com or call the library at (207) 723-7020.
HOW WE GOT STARTED
This project was made possible through the generous support of numerous community partners, including the Maine Folklife Center, the National Park Service, GrowSmart Maine: Making Headway in Your Community, Designlab, the Millinocket Historical Society, and the East Millinocket Public Library.