Posts Tagged ‘OurStoryBridge’

Friday, May 31, 2024

Tales of the Adirondacks, Past & Present: The Red Barn by Joanne Whitney

Red Barn

Our next OurStoryBridge Inc. story share is called The Red Barn by Joanne Whitney. It is the story of the iconic and likely most photographed structure in the Adirondacks. Listen to this story in its entirety at this link.

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Monday, November 13, 2023

Tales of the Adirondacks, Past & Present: Learning the Language of the Land by Ionah Scully

Ionah Scully after finishing the 46 on Haystack

In recognition of November being Native American Heritage Month, our next OurStoryBridge Inc. story share is called Learning the Language of the Land told by Ionah Scully. Part of Adirondack Mountain Club’s OurStoryBridge Project, ADK Voices, the story is told from the perspective of Ionah Scully, a First Nation Syracuse PhD candidate, as she completes hiking the Adirondacks High Peaks 46 and reflects on her connection to the land and her ancestors. To listen to this story in its entirety, please visit the following link: https://app.memria.org/stories/public-story-view/dafc6acab8b04bb89fd1e3c83ecd962d/

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Saturday, October 14, 2023

Freedom Story Project reaches milestone of collecting 100 oral histories

 

Freedom Story Project Team

North Elba, NY – “Freedom Story Project” an endeavor of John Brown Lives! and OurStoryBridge Inc., recently achieved the milestone of collecting 100 stories from storytellers across the nation. Launched in 2022, Freedom Story Project collects and broadcasts three- to five-minute audio stories and related photographs online, centering around themes of freedom and justice, human and civil rights, activism and engagement, at local, national and international levels. John Brown Lives! seeks to inspire younger generations to tell their stories and connect to their communities and these issues, including through especially powerful personal narratives by elders who share their experiences. Freedom Story Project uses the OurStoryBridge methodology, making stories easily accessible and shareable.

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Friday, September 1, 2023

Tales of the Adirondacks, Past & Present: Why Advocacy is Important for the Adirondack Park by Diane Fish

Our next OurStoryBridge Inc. story share is called Why Advocacy is Important for the Adirondack Park by Diane Fish. This story is about being an advocate for protected areas that are a blend of people and wilderness. Listen to this story in its entirety at the following link: https://app.memria.org/stories/public-story-view/2fb1eef1e4894995b7c3d070e1659717/

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Friday, July 14, 2023

Tales of the Adirondacks, Past & Present: The Ladies Climb by Jerilea Zempel

a group of women who duplicated the clothing women wore in the 1800s and recreated an expedition.

Our next OurStoryBridge Inc. story share is called The Ladies Climb by Jerilea Zempel. Her story is about a group of women who duplicated the clothing women wore in the 1800s and recreated an expedition. Jerilea put extensive research and planning into the trip in order to honor those women before her. To listen to this story in its entirety, please visit this link: https://app.memria.org/stories/public-story-view/c9a5d576bc9444a5b6faa02db7edaeba/

The Adirondack Almanack will share stories written by those who live, work, and play in the ADK, courtesy of OurStoryBridge Inc. These stories, which will be a combination of current and past events, people, outdoor activities and more, will be published on a weekly basis. The stories will focus on various locations situated in the Adirondack region, including the High Peaks, the town of Keene, and many other areas around the Park. Story topics include arts & culture, catastrophes, work, people, outdoor activities, daily life, community, and natural & man-made environments.

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Wednesday, June 21, 2023

Tales of the Adirondacks, Past & Present: Our 21st Century Library by William Reed

Our next OurStoryBridge Inc. story share features William Reed from Adirondack Community in the Town of Keene. William shares his story, Our 21st Century Library, which details how money was raised to upgrade the library in order to bring it into the 21st century. Listen to this story in its entirety at the following link:  https://app.memria.org/stories/public-story-view/aebc107b54b04facaecad12268e84604/

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Thursday, June 15, 2023

Tales of the Adirondacks, Past & Present: My Amazing Career in Wildland and Alpine Stewardship by Kayla White

Stewardship photo for Kayla White's My Amazing Career in Wildland and Alpine Stewardship story share.

Our next OurStoryBridge Inc. story share features Kayla White from ADK Voices. In her story, My Amazing Career in Wildland and Alpine Stewardship, Kayla shares her story of how she was introduced to the Adirondack region and details her current status as Stewardship Manager. To listen to this story in its entirety, please visit this link: https://app.memria.org/stories/public-story-view/8d2f60985df94c6fbceb2dd828c06ff9/

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Monday, June 5, 2023

Tales of the Adirondacks, Past & Present: ADK Adopt-A-Lean-To-Program by John Schneider

lean-to

Our next OurStoryBridge, Inc. story share features John Schneider from ADK Voices. In his story about the ADK Adopt-A-Lean-To-Program, Schneider shares the process and challenges of developing nearly sixty lean-tos for Adirondack campers and hikers. To listen to this story in its entirety, please visit this link: https://app.memria.org/stories/public-story-view/f7a9c431551c4609a9f6eff11ddb8708/

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Friday, May 26, 2023

Tales of the Adirondacks, Past & Present: Rescue on Mt. Jo by Maggie Newell

Rescue team assists injured Mt. Jo hiker

Our next OurStoryBridge, Inc. story share features Maggie Newell from ADK Voices. Newell recounts her story titled “Rescue on Mt. Jo” which details how a teen trail crew completed a bridge in order to do their part to assist an emergency crew rescue an injured hiker. To listen to “Rescue on Mt. Jo” in its entirety, please visit this link: https://app.memria.org/stories/public-story-view/4965a4c377dd467897163cafec0d5a36/

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Monday, May 1, 2023

Tales of the Adirondacks, Past & Present: Who Was That? by Paul Martin

Historic photo of the Ausable Club

Our next OurStoryBridge story share is titled, Who Was That? by Paul Martin. In this story that he recounted for Adirondack Community, Martin shares a fascinating tale about how a young man who worked as a caddy at the Ausable Club located in Keene Valley once met a celebrity. To listen to this story in its entirety, please visit this link: https://app.memria.org/stories/public-story-view/593def99a0204b74a12e293672d4d906/

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Tuesday, April 4, 2023

Tales of the Adirondacks, Past & Present: Who is the Newcomer?

Betsey Thomas-Train moved to the Adirondacks with her husband in 1981, where they raised three children. Our next OurStoryBridge story share features Betsey from Adirondack Community in the town of Keene. Learn how, through a library lecture, Betsey discovered something shocking about her roots and her connection to the Adirondacks. 

Listen to “Who is the Newcomer?” by Betsey Thomas-Train in its entirety at the following link: https://app.memria.org/stories/public-story-view/aff594ba95384894bdcd37aa69701193/

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Monday, March 27, 2023

Tales of the Adirondacks, Past & Present: Remembering Ruth Kuhfahl

Ruth Kuhfahl

Ruth Kuhfahl died at age 99 on March 22, 2023 and her indomitable spirit will be greatly missed. Her story is the perfect example of the importance of capturing the stories of our elders, according to Jery Huntley, OurStoryBridge, Inc. President.

“We in the Town of Keene mourn a life well lived and a spirit that can guide us all into our elder years,” said Huntley.

Listen to “Almost 98 and Still Kickin” by Ruth Kuhfahl, an interview with Jery Huntley on July 9, 2021 at this link: https://app.memria.org/stories/public-story-view/29fa4c3cb94345a1bd795c7755bb43a5/

(Story #2 of our sharing series shared with permission from Adirondack Community, courtesy of OurStoryBridge, Inc.)

The Adirondack Almanack will share stories written by those who live, work, and play in the ADK, courtesy of OurStoryBridge/Freedom Story Project. These stories, which will be a combination of current and past events, people, outdoor activities and more, will be published on a weekly basis. The stories will focus on various locations situated in the Adirondack region, including the High Peaks, the town of Keene, and many other areas around the Park. Stories are compartmentalized into the following categories, arts & culture, catastrophes, work, people, outdoor activities, daily life, community, and natural & man-made environments.

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Thursday, July 21, 2022

Keene Valley Library to host July 23 celebration for Adirondack Community story project’s success

KEENE VALLEY, N.Y.— Town of Keene residents and guests will gather at the Keene Valley Library from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 23 to celebrate the over 250 stories available through “Adirondack Community: Capturing, Retaining, and Communicating the Stories of Who We Are,” an OurStoryBridge project. All are welcome.

Adirondack Community, sponsored by the Keene Valley Library, is a multi-year local history project that collects and organizes 3- to 5-minute audio stories and related photographs from town of Keene community members through an online platform to share the rich social and cultural history of this community located in New York State’s Adirondack Mountains. Stories are used in classrooms from elementary school through college. In a town of about 1,100 residents, six times that number of users have visited the website to listen to stories. Adirondack Community is the model used by the national story project charitable nonprofit, OurStoryBridge Inc.

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Sunday, July 10, 2022

John Brown Lives! Seeking Storytellers for Freedom Story Project

LAKE PLACID, NY— On June 29, AARP announced that John Brown Lives! (JBL!) has been selected to receive a 2022 AARP Community Challenge grant for its new initiative, “Freedom Story Project.” JBL! is seeking storytellers whose first stories will be released on a new website on August 20 during the first Adirondack Family Book Festival at the John Brown Farm State Historic Site in Lake Placid, making these stories and all that follow easily accessible to all.

Freedom Story Project collects and broadcasts three- to five-minute audio stories and related photographs online, centering around themes of freedom and justice, human and civil rights, activism and engagement, at local, national and international levels. One of its goals is to inspire younger generations to tell their stories and connect to their communities and these issues, including through powerful personal narratives by elders who share their experiences.

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Tuesday, May 3, 2022

OurStoryBridge national oral history program receives IRS charitable nonprofit status

The Internal Revenue Service has determined that OurStoryBridge Inc., originally released September 29, 2020 as a program of the Keene Valley (NY) Library, has met the requirements for 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit status. OurStoryBridge Inc. at www.ourstorybridge.org is a free tool kit for producing crowdsourced oral history projects collecting and sharing a community’s unique history online.

OurStoryBridge supports the creation of three- to five-minute, locally created audio stories with related photographs, as well as their online accessibility, by posting them on individual websites that
appeal to both young and old and can be produced at low cost.

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