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Oral History Recording Sessions

Share your history!

The International City Project - Oral History Recordings was established with the intent to collect the stories of the ethnic and cultural traditions of Lorainites and their experiences within the communities they called home.    

The Lorain Historical Society is taking appointments for individual interviews and scheduling special sessions for community organizations for August 14 from 1:30 pm - 6:30 pm at the Carnegie Center. Interviews are typically 30 - 45 minutes in length.  If you are interested in participating in the oral history program, would like more information, or belong to organization that would like to host an oral history session for your members, please contact Jillien Zudell, Program Manager, at (440) 245-2563. 

A new exhibit features a video presentation of photographs and audio clips from the oral history interviews that have been collected under this project since it launched in October, 2018.  The video will be updated with the stories of new participants as the oral history initiative continues throughout 2019.

The Lorain Historical Society would like to thank the Community Foundation of Lorain County for their funding of the International City Project: Oral History Initiative and exhibit. They are also grateful to their community partners The Lorain Public Library System, The Lorain International Festival Committee, and the Lorain Morning Journal for their continued support of this project.