Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Oral History Roadshow short-listed for Governor General’s History Award

Left to Right: Wanda Garrett and Elaine Spurrell of the Southwest Arm Historical Society, Terra Barrett of Heritage NL, Joanna Dawson of Canada's National History Society, and Lester Green of Southwest Arm Historical Society.
The Southwest Arm Historical Society were also nominated for the Governor General's History Award for Excellence in Community Programming and were an honorary mention.

The Heritage NL project, the “Oral History Roadshow” has received an honorary mention for the 2018 Governor General’s History Award for Excellence in Community Programming.

The goal of the project was to capture the stories and memories of seniors, to share these stories with their communities, and make them freely accessible to the general public. The Oral History Night Roadshow saw Heritage NL travel to 10 communities to host Oral History Nights, conduct follow up oral history interviews, and create a series of community history booklets. In January 2019, Heritage NL public folklorist Terra Barrett was invited to Ottawa to attend the Canada’s History Forum, the Governor General’s Award Ceremony, and the History Makers Gala.

The complete Oral History Roadshow booklet series can be downloaded for free from the Heritage NL website at:

1 comment:

Dianne Carr said...

Wonderful news! So delighted and proud to have played a part in this Heritage initiative. Congratulations Terra, Dale and all the ICH team as well as all the communities and Heritage Societies who participated.. Dianne Carr, Spaniard's Bay Heritage Society ( Roadshow #2)