NewsArts & Culture / November 18, 2013

Project Collects Stories From Hoosiers

Jill Sheridan
Project Collects Stories From Hoosiers

The stories of Hoosiers are being compiled as part of an oral history project partnership between WFYI, Storytelling Arts of Indiana and the Indiana Historical Society.  You may want to sign up now because the deadline is at the end of November.

Stories of family traditions, summer vacations, war and childhood memories are some of the tales being told by people in Indiana as part of the Life Stories Project.  The effort aims to record, share and archive the information for generations to come.  Anyone interested in spinning a yarn for this session is welcome to participate.

Storytelling Arts of Indiana Executive Director Ellen Munds says part of the recording will be posted on their website. 

"The original recording is archived at the Indiana Historical Society and then the teller will receive a copy that they can share with their family and friends," explains Munds.

The story should have a beginning, middle and end, and storytellers are encouraged to make it dynamic. Recording sessions can last up to an hour. Tips and more information about registration are online at lifestoriesproject.net.   

You can also hear a selection of Life Stories about art, health and family and integration on WFYI's website.