The University of Findlay, in partnership with the Hancock Historical Museum, is seeking Hancock County community members who are willing to share their stories of flooding in digital formats. Narratives will be recorded this Sunday, Dec. 3 from 1-4 p.m. at Shafer Library’s Learning Commons located on UF’s campus.
For more information on this Findlay Floods storytelling event, visit the museum’s webpage.
If interested in participating, email Megan Adams, Ph.D., assistant professor of communication, at firstname.lastname@example.org with name and contact information. Time, spacing and equipment constraints will limit the number of collected stories, but the University may host another storytelling collection event if there is enough interest.
The stories will be archived with the Center for Storytelling and Participatory Media (CSPM), a collaborative entity between UF’s College of Liberal Arts faculty and the museum. Copies will also be shared with participants.
The CSPM’s objectives are to collect and create media and digital stories; to record oral histories and themed narratives; to equip and empower the community to share their own stories and perspectives; and to provide a useful and sustainable archive of these materials.
Sunday’s Findlay Floods storytelling venture will build upon existing projects, such as the Ohio Farm Project, to extend and institutionalize the cooperative work between the University, the Hancock Historical Museum, and the larger Northwest Ohio region.