Before podcasts, oral storytelling around a campfire, on a porch, at a reunion threaded together lives in a community.
Guest Sarah Bryan was drawn to oral storytelling from an early age, sitting at the feet of her elders taking it all in.
Sarah leads the NC Folklife Institute and will be leading a research project supported by the NC Humanities Council to plan an indepth project to capture the oral histories of the Turnage Theatre.
Eric Martinez, AOP's Golden Leaf Foundation-supported summer intern has dug into the newspaper clippings of the past and memorabilia to add to the project so listen in to learn what they have found so far.
Once complete, a permanent exhibit at the Turnage is planned, which Andre Nabors of Visit NC will assist in sharing with visitors to our community.
Tune in to learn about this rich project to capture the history of a rare jewel, the Historic Turnage Theatre.