STUDENT-DRIVEN ORAL HISTORY PROJECT
The Fresno City and County Historical Society collaborated with 15 participants from the Sikh community for a project that was funded by a grant awarded by California Humanities, Humanities for All Oral History project.
The project, which was a partnership between FCCHS and CMAC, lasted from February to May. Participants were given the opportunity to learn all aspects of video recording interviews, editing, and compiling a final Oral History. These narratives were included in the Historical Society’s extensive archive and California Humanities’ archive.
Students were taught media skills at CMAC and learned the intricacies of storytelling. Watch the collection here or hop on over to the Kearney Mansion Museum for a three-month run of the Sikh Oral History Interviews.
For over 104 years, the Fresno County Historical Society has worked to bring life to the heritage of our region by collecting, preserving, interpreting, and holding in public trust the records and artifacts that document the people of Fresno County and the Central Valley of California.
The Society is member-supported and relies on philanthropic donations, sponsorships, and grant funds to fulfill our important mission. They provide the community with educational opportunities through excellent events, important exhibitions, and by making collections available for study and research. The Fresno County Historical Society encourages and promotes the preservation and conservation of our community’s historic and cultural resources. An enhanced effort is being made to ensure current events are being captured and recorded for the benefit of future generations.
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