Organizations to share Hudson Valley stories and engage new listeners
John Shaloiko, Executive Director, Southeastern NY Library Resources Council
Eileen McAdam, Sound and Story Project of the Hudson Valley
Highland, N.Y.-The Southeastern New York Library Resources Council, located in Highland N.Y., and the Sound and Story Project of the Hudson Valley, located in Stone Ridge, N.Y., will transport Hudson Valley voices from the past into the present with a new project titled “Voices of the Hudson Valley: Bringing New Technology to Old Stories for 21st Century Audiences.”
“The history of this region comes to life through the voices of those who lived here,” said John Shaloiko, executive director of the SENYLRC.
The organizations – along with the Greater Hudson Heritage Network in Elmsford, and the Hudson River Valley Institute at Marist College in Poughkeepsie – received a National Leadership Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 123,000 libraries and 17,500 museums, which is located in Washington, D.C.
The organizations will use the latest technology and social media applications to provide the public with access to Hudson Valley oral histories online and allow libraries and museums to preserve the recordings.
“By sharing these stories through radio programs, mobile apps and new media we hope to reach a new generation of listeners,” said Eileen McAdam, director of the Sound and Story Project of the Hudson Valley. Continue reading this post…