Gathering the Stories of Everyday Heroes
Saturday, November 17, 2007 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
at Indiana History Center
450 W. Ohio St., Indianapolis, IN 46202

Gathering the stories
Event Format:
Adult of all ages, Seniors, Young adults (18-40)
Paul Brockman, Steve Haller

Event Description:

“I remember when….” How many times have you heard a loved one start a sentence like this? Have you regretted not recording those words and preserving them for posterity? To capture the tales of everyday heroes, especially from those who lived during World War II, is to honor their stories of sacrifice and generosity. Learn the ABCs of how to gather, record, and preserve family stories in this oral history workshop led by Indiana Historical Society staff members Paul Brockman, director of Manuscript and Visual Collections, and Steve Haller, senior director of Collections. Related information will be available on the extensive WWII oral history and manuscript collections of the Indiana Historical Society, the Veteran’s History Project, and “THE WAR,” a new PBS series by Ken Burns. See November 14 for a related program. Admission is free, but seating is limited. Pre-register by November 12. Classroom resources are available. Presented by Indiana Historical Society and WFYI.


Questions? Call 317-233-5659 or e-mail


For more information on how this event links to Indiana’s academic standards, contact Kendra Clauser, 317-278-0424 or