ADVISORY: Veterans History Project Volunteer Training Workshop on May 14th
Danville, IN – Congressman Jim Baird’s (R-IN-04) office is partnering with the Library of Congress to offer a training session for volunteers wishing to assist in collecting the oral history of veterans for the Veterans History Project (VHP). The mission of the VHP is to protect, preserve, and make accessible the personal accounts of wartime veterans so future generations may hear directly from them and better understand their selfless service.
Veterans, friends and family members of veterans, and any interested member of the community 16 years of age or older are encouraged to participate. As space is limited, those interested in attending the training should RSVP to Diane Hubbard with Congressman Baird’s office at Diane.Hubbard@mail.house.gov or call the Danville District Office at 317-563-5567.
DATE: Tuesday, May 14, 2019
TIME: 6:00pm-8:30pm ET
LOCATION: Hendricks County Fairgrounds Conference Complex (South Hall)
1900 E. Main St.
Danville, IN 46122
RSVP: Diane.Hubbard@mail.house.gov or 317-563-5567
The 2.5 hour training session will provide participants with the skills to properly engage and interview veterans, making them feel most comfortable sharing their stories. Attendees will learn how to prepare for the interview, what equipment to use, where to set the interview, how to ask questions in a respectful manner, and how to properly submit materials to the Library of Congress. Attire is casual and refreshments will be provided.
For more information on the Veterans History Project, please visit Congressman Baird’s website here.