Keene Valley Library Association Director Karen Glass, who is a well-known local storyteller, welcomed the reach and range of the project. “Stories have the power to both inspire curiosity about what we don’t know and bring us closer to the people and places that shape us,” she said. “This project does that through a modern and universal platform.”
The oral history program launch was held in the library’s Strickler Family Community Room, a public meeting space built as part of the library’s $1.5 million capital project. Organizers hope to collect more than 100 stories by September, Dwyer said.
The stories are now online at myadirondackstory.org.
Supported by grant fund awards from Humanities New York, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Glenn and Carol Pearsall Adirondack Foundation and the Northern New York Library Network, founders established the project using the Memria.org platform.