Podcast Series on Underground Railroad: Seeking Readers

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Call for Volunteers
July 27, 2020
Kentucky, United States
Subject Fields: 
African American History / Studies, American History / Studies, Human Rights, Slavery, Black History / Studies

(Press Release from Oldham County History Center)


Thirty Days of Stories on the Underground Railroad: Celebrating September as International Underground Railroad Month

 A Podcast Series presented by The Oldham County History Center

on the Oldham Chamber Podcast Network


Currently seeking Readers for the Podcast Series: Deadline July 27.


'"Thirty Days of Stories on the Underground Railroad" is a series of podcasts series created in celebration of September as International Underground Railroad Month.  The National Park Service has declared September as International Underground Railroad Month and in Kentucky, the Oldham County History Center is celebrating by recording a podcast story on the Underground Railroad to be podcast each day of September.

The Oldham County History Center is providing the stories and each day a selected person will read a story that will include a short bio introduction of the reader and their interest in history.  "The stories come from our research at the Oldham County History Center as well as a book that we published, A Tour on the Underground Railroad along the Ohio River this year through the History Press," according to Dr. Nancy Theiss, Executive Director of the Oldham County History Center. The podcast is an opportunity for the History Center to help promote tourism and education to the community. The Oldham County History Center has two sites on the National Park Service National Underground Railroad Network that were awarded in 2016. One of the sites, The Bibb Escapes/Gatewood Plantation is an archaeology field study that began in 2007, to study the life of Henry Bibb who was an important figure on the Underground Railroad.  The other site is the J. C. Barnett Library and Archives which houses important slave papers from the James and Amanda Mount Collection as well as county court documents that document slave transactions during Oldham County's Antebellum period leading up to the Civil War.

"Readers that have been selected include volunteers and supporters of our programs and research at the history center.  However, we are still looking for readers and we encourage anyone who is interested to email us with a short bio and reason why they would like to participate in the program", explained Theiss. Readers that are selected will be assigned a date in August to come to the Oldham County History Center to read and be recorded.  The Oldham County History Center selects the story and readers will be given their story to read in advance.

If you are interested in participating as a reader in these podcasts please email The Oldham County History Center at info@oldhamkyhistory.com   Deadline for selecting podcast readers is July 27, 2020.



The Oldham County History Center is a private, non-profit 501(c)3 educational organization.

Oldham County History Center, 106 N. Second Ave., LaGrange, KY  40031, 502-222-0826, email: info@oldhamkyhistory.com   website:  Oldhamky history.com

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106 N. Second Ave.
LaGrange, KY  40031
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