March 29, 2012 —
NARROWSBURG, NY — The inaugural presentation of an oral history titled “Unearthed” will be presented at the Tusten-Cochecton branch of the Western Sullivan Public Library on Saturday, March 31 at 4 p.m.
The first recordings focused on long-time residents and their relationships with the Delaware River. Interviews were gathered by local residents Linda Slocum, Grace Johansen, Cass Collins and Laura Moran. Among those interviewed were Art Peck, Beverly Sterner, Orvis Vannatta, Floyd Campfield, Tony Ritter and Grace Johansen. Video interviews by Ron Littke will also be shown. The event is directed by NACL Theater artistic director Tannis Kowalchuk. “Unearthed” will continue in the summer with oral history training classes and a new topic in the fall. Volunteers to join the oral history group are sought.
The event is supported by the Sullivan County Arts and Heritage Grant funded by the Sullivan County Legislature and the NYSCA Decentralization Grant as administered by the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance.