Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Journey Stories -- oral histories

The latest addition to the collection is a series of oral histories on DVD, interviewed by Ellen Ibert. There are 12 interviews. These interviews contain stories about early Leesville and Vernon Parish, including family histories, Fort Polk, No-Man's Land, New Llano, KCS railroad, early sawmill towns and logging and much more. The discs are in Reference and must be viewed in the Library. Individuals interviewed are May E. Thompson, Regionald Seastrunk, Marilyn O. Stephens, Cheryl Perkins, Martha Palmer, Maurice Johnson, Howard Blackburn, John Crook, Roger & Delma Briggs and Albert Dunn.

The interviews are part of Museum on Main Street, sponsored by the Smithsonian and La. Arts and Humanities Council.

The Venron Parish Library is helping preserve the history of Venron Parish.

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