ADVISORY: Veterans History Project Volunteer Training Workshop on Tuesday, June 25

June 4, 2019
Press Release

Danville, IN Congressman Jim Baird’s (R-IN-04) office is offering 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. Those interested in attending the training should RSVP here or email Diane Hubbard with Congressman Baird’s office at or call the Danville District Office at 317-563-5567.

DATE:            Tuesday, June 25, 2019

TIME:            6:30pm-8:00pm ET

LOCATION:   Lafayette Family YMCA (3001 S. Creasy Ln., Lafayette, IN 47905)

RSVP:            Eventbrite or or 317-563-5567

The 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 light refreshments will be provided.

For more information about the Veterans History Project, please visit Congressman Baird’s website here.