More than 45 people gathered at the Keene Valley Library in the heart of the High Peaks of the Adirondacks on Saturday, September 14, to celebrate the growing online collection of audio stories available through Adirondack Community: Capturing, Retaining, and Communicating the Stories of Who We Are.
Adirondack Community is a multi-year local history project that collects and organizes audio stories and related photographs from Town of Keene community members through an online platform to share the rich social and cultural history of this community located in New York State’s Adirondack Mountains.
Since the project launch in late spring, more than 100 volunteer storytellers have recorded 125 three- to five-minute stories.
Stories will be added year-round. The entire collection is available to hear at myadirondackstory.org, where stories are sorted into eight categories — the most popular of which are outdoor activities, people, and catastrophes. This website also hosts the “My Adirondack Story” podcast archive. Keene residents and visitors may contact firstname.lastname@example.org to share their stories about life and times in the town.
Photo of Jery Huntley and Bethany Garretson provided.