Presentation On May 4th: Making History - Telling Your Own Story with Stan Freeda

"Making History: Telling Your Own Story"
Friday, May 4th
7:00 pm
in the Museum of Farmington History 
on the lower level of the Goodwin Library

presented by 
Stan Freeda
President, Farmington Historical Society

The Farmington Historical Society actively collects, preserves, and publishes artifacts, relics, and other objects and records that relate to the history of the Town of Farmington. No town artifact or record can give as much insight into the values and lifeblood of a community as a knowledge and understanding of the people who live there. People, past and present, make the community what it is. In the digital age, oral histories and story telling have become popular ways for individuals, families, and communities to leave a legacy for future generations.

Currently, the Society is engaged in a Stories of Farmington Initiative, with the goal of capturing stories of the Town of Farmington and the citizens who live there. Many people are hesitant to tell their story for a variety of reasons. They believe that their story may not be interesting. They believe they can't do it properly, or to their satisfaction. Or they just don't think they are important enough to have a story worth preserving. This presentation will attempt to convince you otherwise. You will learn about the Stories of Farmington Initiative, and why it is important for our Town. 

You will explore ways to tell your story, and be introduced to a process that can help you structure and develop it. We hope that you will be inspired to participate in the Stories of Farmington Initiative and help preserve the rich and colorful living history of our community.

Membership Meeting
There will be a membership meeting at 6:00 PM.  A meet and greet with the presenter along with light refreshments will begin after the meeting at 7:00, with the program starting at 7:15 PM.
The public is welcome to attend all our meetings and programs.  Consider joining the Historical Society and helping preserve and protect Farmington History.  Annual membership dues are $5.00.

Links to Learn More
The Stories Of Farmington Initiative


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