Adirondack storytellers have recorded 160 first-person accounts about life in the Town of Keene, yesterday and today, and there are opportunities for all to participate in this Keene Valley Library project, even while staying home.
Adirondack Community: Capturing, Retaining, and Communicating the Stories of Who We Are, is a multi-year local history project that collects and organizes three to five 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.
“This is an opportunity to record history in the making. Twenty-five years from now, when people want to know what daily life was like during Covid-19, they will be able to find it in the stories we recorded,” says Keene Valley Library Director Karen Glass.
Adirondack Community was initially 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 now by community supporters, using Memria.org.