Life mem­ory record­ings make for time-cap­sule gold in Rich­mond

Stanstead Journal - - FORUM - Rich­mond

Soyou’re think­ing about cre­at­ing a time cap­sule this sum­mer but won­der what to put inside?

Why not con­sider adding the spe­cial mem­o­ries of loved ones, friends, col­leagues or men­tors, as told in their own words?

To help mark its 50th an­niver­sary, the Rich­mond County His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety is build­ing a con­crete un­der­ground vault near Mel­bourne Town­ship Hall to ac­com­mo­date up to 150 cylin­dri­cal, 1.7-litre stain­less-steel con­tain­ers.

The vault will be sealed later this sum­mer and won’t be re­opened un­til 2062, when the his­tor­i­cal so­ci­ety turns 100.

Friends and sup­port­ers of the Sav­ing Time project have been buy­ing the can­is­ters for $50 apiece to make their own time cap­sules for de­posit in the vault on Septem­ber 2.

Now those who par­tic­i­pate can also choose to con­trib­ute to a prov­ince-wide col­lec­tion of life-mem­ory in­ter­views called Sto­ryNet, in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the Quebec An­glo­phone Her­itage Net­work (QAHN).

Sup­port­ers of the his­tor­i­cal so­ci­ety who re­serve a time cap­sule be­fore Au­gust 16 will be in­vited to record one-on-one au­dio in­ter­views with spe­cial peo­ple in their lives, at no ex­tra cost. Contact Dwane Wilkin at 819-5649595 or Par­tic­i­pants can tran­scribe the in­ter­views onto acid­free pa­per for in­clu­sion in the cap­sules.

Sto­ryNet is of­fer­ing to con­duct up to 12 record­ing ses­sions in the Rich­mond area on a first-come, first­served ba­sis, and pro­vide a CD copy of the in­ter­views for each par­tic­i­pant.

Sto­ryNet CDs also make great gifts and the sound record­ings will en­rich fam­ily and community archives for years to come, while weav­ing mem­o­ries, in­sights and wis­dom into Canada’s cul­tural her­itage.

For more in­for­ma­tion or to re­serve your can­is­ter please call Nick Fonda at (819) 826-2534 or Si­mon Langeveld at (819) 8261923.

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