Help Preserve the Past: Veterans History Project Workshop

Aspiring historians take note! The office of U.S. Senator John Boozman will host a workshop for the Veterans History Project (VHP) on March 18 at 1 p.m. at the Plantation Agriculture Museum State Park in Scott, Arkansas. The VHP is the world’s largest oral history archive, housed at the Library of Congress and containing more than 100,000 stories of our nation’s veterans.

The workshop, led by Col. (ret) Anita Deason, Boozman’s Senior Military and Veterans Liaison, teaches volunteers how to collect wartime veterans’ personal stories, manuscripts, photos and other materials to be submitted to the Library of Congress, so they can be preserved for future generations. Boozman’s office has encouraged Arkansans to get involved with collecting and sharing the stories of our nation’s heroes and has trained more than 300 Arkansans in 13 VHP workshops over the last three years.

The workshop is open to students 17 and older, though younger students may take part with the help of a participating adult. The workshop is free to attend, but space is limited. To reserve a seat, contact the Plantation Agriculture Museum State Park at (501) 961-1409.