On Saturday, June 15, the Keene Valley Library welcomed 35 members of the public to celebrate the launch of myadirondackstory.org, a website for the multi-year history project Adirondack Community: Capturing, Retaining, and Communicating the Stories of Who We Are.
Anyone with an internet connection can access the project’s collection of audio stories and related photographs. To date, the website hosts 34 accounts told by Keene residents about the rich social and cultural history of their community in New York State’s Adirondack Mountains.
Keene Valley Library Association Director Karen Glass welcomed attendees in the Strickler Family Community Room, a new public meeting space completed in 2018 as part of the library’s $1.5 million capital campaign.
A presentation by Grants Manager Jery Huntley described how the project hopes to preserve Keene’s living history for future generations. Adirondack Community plans to collect more than 100 stories by September as the project continues.
Those who wish to contribute to the project may contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Stories are now available on myadirondackstory.org.
This program was funded by Humanities New York with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Glenn and Carol Pearsall Adirondack Foundation, the Northern New York Library Network, and community supporters using the Memria.org platform.
Photo of Adirondack Community courtesy Bethany Garretson.