February 11, 2012
Oral histories to be collected from people who lived, worked on rivers

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Personnel from the New River Gorge National River, in partnership with the Raleigh County Commission on Aging, will be recording the experiences of people who lived and worked along the New, Gauley and Bluestone rivers on land now managed by the National Park Service.

Members of the cultural resources and visitor services staff of the New River Gorge National River will use oral histories obtained with the permission of community members for park exhibits and online digital storytelling. Interviews will be conducted in the Raleigh County Commission on Aging offices at 1614 Kanawha St., Beckley.

To learn more about the project or to schedule an interview, call David N. Fuerst at 304-465-6530 or send email to david_fue...@nps.gov.


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