The Tellus Project: Documenting the Lives of Sheridan's Senior Citizens

The Tellus Project: Documenting the Lives of Sheridan's Senior Citizens (Stock photo)
The Tellus Project: Documenting the Lives of Sheridan's Senior Citizens (Stock photo)

Archivists with the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library's Wyoming Room have embarked on the Tellus Project, a oral history project that documents the often unforgettable stories of the county's senior citizens and veterans.

Judy Slack with the project says it all started with a goal of kickstarting an outreach program for the library's homebound patrons and asking senior citizens to tell their stories.

Slack says Kirsten Arnold came on board specifically to conduct more interviews for the project and they connected with the Sheridan Senior Center, which provides the rooms where the interviews actually take place and assists in scheduling.

Arnold says she has 12 years of oral history experience and she recently returned to her home state of Wyoming after spending six years in Washington D.C. working on oral history programs for the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps.

To participate in the project or to suggest a person to interview, contact Lois Bell at the Senior Center by calling 672-2240. Slack says it's vital that they get peoples' stories right now - before it becomes a story only shared with the next generation.


To learn more about the project, click on the attachment below to listen to a portion of Public Pulse devoted to the topic.

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