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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

NARRATING LIVES - ORAL HISTORIES OF THE SAN FERNANDO VALLEY


      The Museum of the San Fernando Valley has received a grant from the Los  Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs for an Oral History project  beginning now and ending on June 30th.  We have named it, "Narrating  Lives: Oral Histories of the San Fernando Valley."
     The grant is to be focused in the Northridge/northwest Valley Communities, but others who  have particular reasons, i.e., older people, artists with a long history  in the Valley, will be considered.    
   *_Today Tuesday January 18th, we are holding a training session for people interested in being interviewers.  (See below for details)  
    This Saturday, at 1:00p.m.-3:00p.m. we are holding a kick-off event for  anyone interested in learning about the project and to gather any  information about potential interviewees, and all interested parties.   
    On Saturday, January 29th, we will hold our first interviews in a public space.If you are interested in being an interviewer, please join us tomorrow at: 4:30p.m. Fire Station 87 10124 Balboa Boulevard Granada Hills, CA 91344 This is south of the Shopping Center on the East side of the street.   Please RSVP is you intend to come to: narratinglives@gmail.com. Or call, Councilman Greig Smith's office at:  (818) 756-8501. If you cannot attend tomorrow, please let us know and we will schedule  you for a session at a later date.
     If you have particular expertise in this field, please let us know, we  would love to have you join us.     
The Museum of the San Fernando Valley will be making this project a part  of "what we do" on a continual basis.  There are unlimited, fascinating  stories throughout the Valley we intend to chronicle for future generations. If you or someone you know deserves to have their story  told, please contact us. We may have to put you on a waiting list, but we want to hear your story. 
     Thanks for your time. We welcome your input.   
     Richard Hilton 
     Board Member The Museum of the San Fernando Valley  

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