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Why Oral Histories?
Did you ever try to tell a treasured story to your child or grandchild that a beloved deceased grandparent once told you?
Wouldn’t it have been great if your own child could have heard the story as you heard it–and been able to experience that special way that your grandpa or grandma talked–and seen that sparkle in their eyes?
Wouldn’t it have been great if you could have taped your grandparent so that you could sit down with your child and share in hearing the story as grandpa or grandma told it?
Giants of the Earth has been actively videotaping stories of senior residents and former residents as part of its Oral Histories collection. We have videos on everything from one room schoolhouses to WWII stories. We are in the process of editing our hundreds of hours of footage for display at our local cinema and on the internet.
Our First (edited) Oral History Video from 2009. We have come a long way.
Since the acquisition, editing, local and online storage, and family tree referencing for these videos requires considerable resources we hope you will help us out with your donations. Considering that it takes between 5 and 20 hours of highly skilled staff per hour of HD raw footage to complete the editing process, Giants needs your financial support to help continue this important project.
For many of our seniors, we have very little time to collect their stories. We ask that you please consider helping us out by donating to Giants of the Earth and mentioning that you want your donation to be used for our oral histories project.
If you or your loved one has participated in our Oral Histories project, we hope you will consider helping us financially to make this service available for others.
In the future, to encourage membership and meet our financial needs, members will have more access to our videos and priority in the taping of their family stories. However, if you believe, as we do, that our kids should have free access to these precious stories for inspiration, please consider making a large donation designated to our oral histories skilled staffing so that we do not have to worry about finances and can just focus on collecting these precious stories and providing real history to younger generations.
Make your Oral History appointment.