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Charleston Program Offered to Help Record Oral Histories


People interested in recording oral histories can learn more at a program this week in Charleston.

Author, journalist and documentarian Eric Douglas will present a program on the topic in the Archives and History Library at the Culture Center in the State Capitol Complex at 6 p.m. Thursday. The program is free and open to the public.

The West Virginia Division of Culture and History says oral histories are important in documenting the past, capturing everyday life and memories to enable better understanding of historic events.

Douglas recorded oral histories in the Archives and History Library for FestivALL 2015 and 2016 and will be recording more in the library on Thursday and Saturday.

For more information, call the library at (304) 558-0230.