Story Squad Takes ShapePosted on March 17, 2015
The newest member of the Museum team is oral historian and writer Nora Weatherby. Nora is heading up the newly formed Story Squad and leading the McMannen Project, which celebrates Durham’s entrepreneurial spirit by connecting established business leaders and young business innovators.
Nora studied writing, documentary methods and oral history at The New School University in New York City and is the creator of The Birth Narratives Oral History Project. She now teaches Oral History Methods at Duke’s Center for Documentary Studies and is involved with ongoing efforts to listen to, collect and preserve and stories locally and nationally.
She’ll work with the History Hub’s Story Squad on interviewing tips and ideas for collecting/archiving stories. Visit the Story Squad Blog to learn more.
To get a taste of the kinds of stories being collected, sample the three dozen+ posted at https://soundcloud.com/museum-of-durham-history. The remembrances of 107-year-old Lucille Ervin are living history, Kyle Barber provides a younger perspective, and the exuberant Nick Johnson shares an experience you won’t forget.