Milton Historical Society is planning an oral history project in celebration of the society’s 50th anniversary.
Alonna Berry, the society’s acting director, said interviews will be collected over the next six months to show in an exhibit next fall. Stories will be presented via the society’s website and social media at first before being presented in a public exhibit in fall 2021.
“We just want to learn from the public and their stories,” Berry said. Interviews will be conducted virtually, she said.
Founded in 1970, the historical society has been dedicated to collecting, preserving and telling the history of Milton, and is encouraging citizens to take part in the oral history.
Marie Mayor, president of the society’s board of trustees, said, “Milton has such a rich history, and the 50th anniversary of the Milton Historical Society is a perfect time for residents of the town of Milton to share their special stories about Milton.”
Those wishing to participate should provide their contact information and a short summary of their story. Information on participating can be found at the society’s Facebook page or by emailing Devon Filicicchia at email@example.com. Participants will be contacted by a member of the society to set up an interview. The project is open to people of all ages.
Besides stories of their time in Milton, the society is also encouraging participants to share stories and observations on the impact of COVID-19 for a separate project. Business owners, first responders and those with firsthand experience are encouraged to take part. Those wishing to participate can contact Phil Martin, firstname.lastname@example.org, with additional information at the society’s Facebook page.