Oral histories are transcribed for Reedville Fishermen’s Museum

Jennie Taylor, Katy Clune, Shauna McCranie, Kaity Wasinger, Kate Wietor, and Anderson Moss celebrate the completion of an oral history project.

Virginia Folklife Program director Katy Clune, two other Virginia Humanities staff members and three interns from University of Virginia’s Public History Institute recently presented executive director Shauna McCranie oral histories transcribed this summer for the Reedville Fishermen’s Museum (RFM). 

The Virginia Folklife Program was established in 1989 at Virginia Humanities, with funding support from the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. The folklife program is the state center for the documentation, presentation, support and celebration of Virginia’s cultural heritage and it is part of Virginia Humanities, the state humanities council, reported McCranie. 

Whether sung or told, handcrafted, or performed, Virginia’s folklife refers to….

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