MADRAS, Ore. (KTVZ) — “Inform Us Your Westside Story” launches April 1, in accordance with Lori Gleichman, a guide working with The Bean Basis.
“The ‘Inform Us Your Westside Story’ marketing campaign celebrates the long-lasting constructing on the south finish of city that has served as Madras Union Excessive College, Madras Junior Excessive, and Westside Elementary. At present, it continues to deal with different youth packages,” she mentioned.
“Since 1938, hundreds of scholars, academics, workers, households and neighborhood members have created reminiscences in these buildings, nonetheless owned by the Jefferson County College District. We need to accumulate and doc these reminiscences within the type of tales, oral histories or by way of memorabilia. So, in case you went to one among these faculties, we need to hear from you.”
The Bean Basis is partnering with the Jefferson County Historic Society and the Jefferson County Library District on the Inform Us Your Westside Story marketing campaign. Folks have 3 ways to contribute. Use the web story type at www.westsidecampaign.com, obtain a paper type from the web site, or choose one up on the library; donate college memorabilia on the library; or schedule time to videotape an oral historical past. You may study extra particulars in regards to the marketing campaign and discover launch kinds for memorabilia and oral histories at www.westsidecampaign.com.
“The concept grew out of the Bean Basis’s curiosity in restoring and renovating the Westside College right into a neighborhood campus,” mentioned Gleichman. “As we started to plan for a capital marketing campaign in 2020, we couldn’t discover a lot documentation in regards to the histories of and reminiscences in regards to the completely different faculties. The Jefferson County Historic Society and library didn’t have a lot both. So, we determined to achieve out on to the generations of people that think about time at these faculties as a part of their private histories and ask for his or her tales. No matter the place you reside right now, please assist us recapture this constructing’s historical past.”
The marketing campaign is searching for tales about individuals and locations, actions, experiences and occasions at the highschool, junior excessive, and elementary faculties. “Suppose by way of ‘my favourite instructor was….as a result of….’ or ‘the time my pal and I…..’ or ‘when the basketball group….,’ “mentioned Gleichman. “These tales will be written, or we’ll have 4 days when the library shall be videotaping Oral Histories.”
Appointments to videotape Oral Histories on the Jefferson County Library can be found on April 22, April 24, Could 20, and Could 22. You should reserve a time by calling 541-350-3106 and it’s essential to full a registration/launch type. They’re out there on-line or in paper type on the library.
The marketing campaign may also settle for memorabilia that’s clear and in good situation, reminiscent of 12 months books, trophies, pictures, letters and letter jackets. Launch kinds can be found on-line at www.westsidecampaign.com or will be picked up on the library. Objects will be dropped off (with launch kinds hooked up) on the library throughout open hours.
“Inform Us Your Westside Story” was going to be a part of the launch of the capital marketing campaign to lift funds to revive and renovate Westside College, defined Gleichman.
Nonetheless, the Bean Basis determined to delay the fundraising so it — and different neighborhood assets — may deal with funding wants pushed by the pandemic. This spring, as issues start to show extra constructive, appeared the correct time to rethink the concept of capturing 80 years or reminiscences and memorabilia, in anticipation of launching a capital marketing campaign in some unspecified time in the future sooner or later.
“We’re excited to begin studying, listening to and seeing the reminiscences individuals have of the colleges between 1938 and right now,” Gleichman mentioned.
All contributions will turn into a part of the gathering of the Jefferson County Historic Society.
Any questions needs to be directed to Gleichman at 541-350-3106 or email@example.com