The Museum Advisory Board of the Graham Historical Museum continually works to offer community events and programs that are designed to highlight the town’s rich history.
Video Project Interviews by the Museum Advisory Board
In an effort to create a living historical account of Graham, the Museum Advisory Board is currently conducting video interviews of residents who grew up in Graham during the early- and mid-twentieth century. This project will record first-hand accounts of life in Graham from those who lived here. Stories can be about shopping in downtown Graham, attending school, working, or simply what day-to-day life was like in Graham. Once interviews have been completed, a video will be produced and shown on a digital kiosk in the Historical Museum during hours of operation. If you would like to share your stories of growing up in Graham or know someone who would be interested in contributing to this unique project, please call (336) 513-5510.
The Graham Legacy Project
Now – January 19, 2020
Take the time this holiday season to sit down with a family member or influential person in your life and ask them about their childhood in Graham: their first job, their experience in school, what they remember most about Graham, their favorite game to play, where did they “hang out”, where did they like to shop, etc. The Graham Historical Museum wants to hear your story and share it through the museum’s Legacy Project. As stories are shared at your family gatherings, we invite you to video these special moments, even if it is on your cell phone, and then add it to the museum’s collection of keepsakes telling a story of life in Graham, NC.
Please include name and contact phone number. Name will be used in the video (current city of residency and age is optional). If you have photos, please include them in your video. Photo donations to the museum are welcomed. Videos may be edited for time and the full story will be added to our digital library of Graham’s history. All submissions will become property of the City of Graham and may be used in all media. The City of Graham reserves the right to edit and/or alter any submission. All submitted videos must be a MP4 file and can be recorded from your cell phone.
If you would like to share your stories of growing up in Graham or know someone who would be interested in contributing to this unique project, please call (336) 513-5510. The deadline for videos to be submitted is Sunday, January 19, 2020. Special thanks to Teen 2 Teen Video & Theatre for their partnership in this project.
How to Submit Video
• Email video by DropBox, through YouTube or Facebook link, or directly to [email protected]
• Deliver flash drive with video to the Graham Historical Museum (135 West Elm Street, Graham, NC 27253) during hours of operation, Friday & Saturday from 10:00am – 2:00pm