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Stories of Summer training at SDHC

The Kutsche Office in partnership with the Saugatuck-Douglas History Center held an oral history training workshop for community members interested in volunteering to support “Stories of Summer.” Funded by a Common Heritage grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, “Stories of Summer” documents a time when Saugatuck-Douglas gained a reputation as a “home for all.” The twin lakeshore towns were seen as welcoming to diverse communities ranging from those involved in the arts to college students and concert goers as well as individuals part of the LGBT community. Community members learned best practices concerning oral histories, provided feedback on the oral history prompts, and received an opportunity to familiarize themselves with the technology to be used at our oral history collection dates in June and July.

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