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Making Conversation: Museum Launches Oral History Project

COLUMBUS, GA — The Columbus Museum has launched an exciting new oral history project with our neighbors at Warren Williams Homes, and all of the community is invited to participate.

The goal of Making Conversation is to change the narrative of a place often unfairly viewed as impoverished and crime-ridden with little hope for upward mobility. History has often been told by prominent, educated white men. Making Conversation reverses that notion by bringing underrepresented stories to the forefront, providing a distinguished platform via museum exhibition and art installation, and leaving participants empowered to join in removing the remnants of Columbus’ institutional segregation.

Anyone who likes meeting people to hear about their experiences, and enjoys using technology to tell stories and engage in civic dialogue, is a great fit for this project.

A training workshop scheduled for Saturday, April 14 training workshop will give more information about the project, as well as all the tools and techniques needed to get started as an oral history interviewer. This event is FREE, but registration is encouraged. To RSVP, please contact Sherricka Day at by Thursday, April 12. Please note this training is required for anyone wanting to serve as an interviewer for Making Conversation.

This project is generously supported by the Knight Foundation Fund of the Community Foundation of the Chattahoochee Valley.

Go to the Making Conversation website.