Monday, April 30, 2012

Medway Residents Asked to Share Oral History

April 23, 2012 | Medway, MA - Medway, Massachusetts residents are being asked to share stories of the history of their houses, neighborhood and the development of Medway for a project that will be turned into a book for the upcoming Medway 300th celebration. House historian Marian Pierre-Louis will be compiling the oral histories from local Medway residents. Participants will be asked to discuss what they know about the history of their own home, how their neighborhood has grown and how Medway has changed in the time they have lived there. They are also encouraged to bring old photos of their home and neighborhood. All Medway residents are welcome to come share their stories regardless of how long they have lived in Medway or the age of their homes.

The interviews, which will be 30 minutes each, will be held every Tuesday in May from 10:00am to 12:00pm at the Medway Senior Center, 76 Oakland Street, Medway. Appointments can be scheduled by calling the Medway Senior Center at (508) 533-3210 or by signing up on sheets posted at the Senior Center. For those not able to make those times, a limited number of appointments on evenings or weekends will be available by contacting Marian Pierre-Louis directly at MarianPL@FieldstoneHistoricResearch.com.

Interviews will be recorded using a digital recorder, the files of which will later be donated to the Medway Historical Society. Participants will be asked to sign a release so that their stories can be published in the book. For further information please contact Marian Pierre-Louis at the email address above.

About Marian Pierre-Louis
Marian Pierre-Louis is a house historian, lecturer and writer. Specializing in the histories of New England homes, she frequently speaks throughout New England on house history and genealogical topics. She is the author of the popular blog, The New England House Historian. For more information about Pierre-Louis and her work, visit www.FieldstoneHistoricResearch.com.

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