Denman Island Museum Oral History Project.
Start date: 1 December, 2016
End date: 1 December, 2017
The project will record, film, celebrate and preserve the memories of “pioneer” Denman Island
residents and/or families who have contributed to the island’s history and development over the
past century. The finished short
documentary film will be shown to the community in a Canada 150 celebration.
The edited interviews will be added to the Denman Island
Museum archives, and will be featured in video displays within the museum. Videos will be
available for use by children at the Community School and for other public events.
Nature of the Project Reach
The Oral History Project will help build a more vibrant community by actively engaging seniors in the telling of their stories and the stories of Denman Island. The edited interviews and short documentary film produced by the project will familiarize community members young and old with their elders and inspire a deeper understanding of the people and events that have shaped Denman Island and Canada. The Canada 150 event where the oral history film will be shown will welcome everyone and encourage all Denman Islanders and visitors to join the community in celebrating the 150th anniversary of Confederation.
The purpose of the project is to
preserve Denman Island’s history and celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary by introducing island
pioneers to the community.