Intergenerational History Project in the Berkshires

Southern Berkshire Community Coalition
Senior Life History Project for Teens

The Southern Berkshire Community Coalition is sponsoring a unique intergenerational history project!  The Senior Life History Project pairs teens (ages 12-18) with seniors, and the pair will together create a life history project.  Together, the senior and their teen will use writing, photography, and video to tell the story of the senior’s life- the end result of which will be a scrapbook (including mixed media, if the pair chooses).  Teens who participate in the project will get to hear a firsthand account of what it was like to live in their community during the past 60+ years- they will learn how local culture has changed over time, and what it was like to live in the Berkshires during important eras in history (During the Civil Rights movement, for instance.).

There are two different meeting locations for the project, and those participating will be expected to meet weekly at either Monument Valley Middle School or the Sheffield Senior Center.  The program begins on January 12th in Sheffield, from 3-4pm, and on January 17th at the middle school from 12:15-1:10pm.  For more information or to sign up, call 413-528-1919.

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