Village of Hamilton Oral History Podcast Series

Street by Street seeks to explore and document the genius loci (spirit of the place) of the Village of Hamilton, NY. With a rich memory of a rerouted canal, stagecoaches, railway lines, and a great fire, Hamiltonians have stories to tell about the people, buildings, and events that have made a community.

The current pandemic has brought many stories about the past and present to light in online conversations and socially-distant encounters outdoors on the streets, where folks have been spending more time than ever. Capturing this information in the form of spoken word digital podcasts will be a way to preserve a village’s history at a time of challenge and change.

Street by Street podcast recordings will be broadcast on the Arts at the Palace website and will later be preserved in the Village of Hamilton historical archives. This project is a partnership between Arts at the Palace and the Village of Hamilton Historical Commission.

Project directors: Elizabeth Douglas, Joan Prindle

Music and editing: Christopher White (Isto)

Intro/outro narrator: John Hunter Orr

Stories by Debbie Kliman, Jack Loop (retold by Jeanne Rose), Joan Prindle, Jane Todd, and more!

Logo photo credit: Village of Hamilton Historical Commission

Email if you would like to participate as a storyteller!

Street by Street is funded by Humanities New York with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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