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History presentation set at Entler Hotel

By Staff | Apr 21, 2011

Students in Keith Alexander’s Oral History class will present their projects at an open house from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday at the Historic Entler Hotel.

The projects, completed as part of a service learning component of the class, consist of oral histories with Shepherdstown residents.

The students interviewed individuals who grew up in Shepherdstown. In addition to presenting the oral histories they collected, students will discuss the relevance of oral history to the community.

The presentation will provide an opportunity to see how oral histories are conducted and will give insights into a Shepherdstown that not many know.

Students will also present the Historic Shepherdstown Commission transcripts of the oral history lunch series sponsored by the commission. Transcribing oral history interviews is an important but very labor-intensive process. The transcripts will make the interviews much more accessible to researchers.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Alexander, Historic Preservation Program coordinator, at kalexand@shepherd.edu.