Community Workshops & Events

Oral History Community Workshops

Learn the basics of oral history: asking questions, active listening, transcription tips, and how to preserve the stories of Worcester women. Do you want to help collect women's stories? Interested in the memories of relatives for a family history? Join members of the Worcester Women's Oral History Project for informative workshops on how to collect and share the experiences of Worcester women.

Workshops were developed with the help of Lisa Krissoff Boehm, Ph.D., Dean of the College of Graduate Studies at Bridgewater State University and former Regional Director of the New England branch of the Consortium of Oral History Educators (COHE). Judy Freedman Fask, M.Ed., former Director of American Sign Language and Deaf Studies at College of the Holy Cross is available to advise on interviews conducted with the deaf community. Specially tailored workshops are available for a fee for local social, religious, or educational groups. Please e-mail to request a private workshop.

Oral History Events

The Oral History Project offers annual events that are open to the public. Events typically involve authors of oral histories and often include student presentations of oral histories of Worcester area women.