On March 1st I travelled to Hartford, KY to visit with a group of volunteers to discuss the development of an oral history project about Bill Monroe's home community and early life as a part of a year long birthday celebration developed by the Ohio County Tourism Commission. The tourism commission applied for, and received, a technical assistance grant through the Kentucky Oral History Commission here at KHS, which provided professional recording equipment for the interviews, as well as guidance on the project itself.
The interviews will be ultimately archived at the Kentucky Historical Society for anyone to access, as well as reference copies accessible in the community.
Thanks to the Ohio County Public Library for agreeing to host the workshop visit, as well as participate in the oral history project itself.
SO, IF YOU KNOW ANYONE WHO HAS A BILL MONROE STORY TO TELL, OR A ROSINE BLUEGRASS MEMORY, CONTACT the Ohio County Tourism Commission at 270-274-1090 or email@example.com
Image: Ohio County Oral History Project Volunteers