Monday, June 8, 2015


Come one, come all, to the shiny new blog for this year's oral history workshop! The StoryQuest program has been going strong for a few years, collecting interviews from veterans of World War II, but this summer we're focusing on the home front to see what the war was like in our very own Chestertown. 

Six Washington College students will spend five weeks with the Dr. Davy H. McCall World War II History Project, learning the oral history process from beginning to end, and collecting interviews and artifacts from those in Chestertown and its surrounding Kent and Queen Anne's Counties who remember the five-year span when war consumed the world. 

You can read more about the program here, but on this blog we're looking to give a bit of a different perspective--to give the students themselves a voice in what this learning process is like, to chart how their experiences are helping them grow as oral historians. 

We've got an amazing team this year--six great students who are devoting their time to collecting these stories from our friends and neighbors, to preserving them and sharing them with the community. Meet our students here!
StoryQuesters and friends on the first day of the workshop!

As these weeks go on, we'll be hearing from everybody--but we want to hear from your, our audience and community, as well. Ask us questions! Comment and share your own stories! And if you or someone you know is interested in being interviewed, shoot us an email at, or give us a call at 410-810-7156. 

--Rachel Brown, Student Instructor

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