Here at Museum Tower Dallas, we know that our residents have extraordinary life stories - stories that deserve to be told. This is why we are so excited to share news that StoryCorps, the well-known and much-loved national oral history gathering organization, will be visiting Dallas from November 20 to December 20.
Since 2003, StoryCorps has traveled all over the country collecting interviews from over 90,000 Americans in all 50 states. To date, 1,700 towns and cities across the nation have been visited and more impressively, over 54 languages are currently represented in the StoryCorps archives. The StoryCorps project mission is simple: to record, preserve and tell the life stories of Americans. Sometimes heartfelt, sometimes humorous and sometimes heart-breaking, each story is unique and relays the obstacles faced, successes achieved and insights learned in a particular life.
Serving as a reminder of our shared humanity, StoryCorps strengthens and builds connections between people, teaches the value of listening and weaves into the fabric of our culture the understanding that everyone's story matters. We love the work that StoryCorps has done in other communities and are thrilled that now, our fascinating residents will have the opportunity to tell their own unique stories right here in our beautiful Dallas Arts District.
KERA Public Media for North Texas, the StoryCorps MobileBooth tour will be parked in Sammons Park directly in front of the Winspear Opera House. For those interested, phone lines will open tomorrow, November 6, at 10:00 a.m. to schedule an interview to share your story. Call 800-850-4406 or visit storycorps.org. Interviews usually last 40 minutes and participants will be provided with a CD of their individual taping and the chance to be aired on NPR.
In the words of StoryCorps founder, Dave Isay, "StoryCorps tells the true American story - that we are a people defined by small acts of courage, kindness and heroism. Each interview reminds people that their lives matter and will not be forgotten."
Join in with this enduring institution to tell your story and undoubtedly, touch the lives of Americans both today and tomorrow.