A true story about Connecticut’s past people, events or places can be told by portraying an individual, presenting various points of view, and in the lyrics of a song. Sally Rogers and Carolyn Stearns will briefly discuss the history programs that the Connecticut Storytelling Center (CSC) offers and will talk about how the programs can be tailored to individual organizations. Because storytelling engages audiences of all ages, it can help connect the past to the present and the unfamiliar to universal human themes. Both Rogers and Stearns will perform pieces from their repertoire.
Sally Rogers works with students and local historical societies to collect oral histories of community elders, and to research people and events linked to primary source materials. From these stories, she engages students to create songs reflecting the history that is all around them. Sally will perform some of these songs and talk about the process of creating them.
Taking history out of the book and making it come alive, Carolyn Stearns tells stories from the Civil War era. Full costume and accessories bring the time period to life. New England traditional stories will bring participants closer to the lives of our ancestors.
Sponsor: Connecticut Explored is a magazine and podcast of Connecticut History.
Zoom Information: Registrants will receive the Zoom webinar information via email prior to the event.
Connecticut League of History OrganizationsCentral Connecticut State University, Department of History1615 Stanley StreetNew Britain, CT 06050(860) firstname.lastname@example.org
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