When you take away all of your earthly possessions, what remains? Your story and the stories of your ancestors who came before you.
“That’s what I love about the Douglas Oral History Project: it connects people with their memories and with the way life was,” said Dr. Cecelia “Ceci” Lewis, co-founder of the Douglas Oral History Project with Dr. Beth Henson and Ginny Jordan.
The Douglas Oral History Project aims to keep those stories from being forgotten by capturing the history of residents and their ancestors of how they contributed to the area in the early 20th century.
Currently, the Douglas Oral History Project, a nonprofit, shares stories through its Facebook page of the same name, which has nearly 500 followers since its creation on Dec. 30.