Seeking Summer 2017 Youth Ambassadors to record “Pier Stories”

May 23, 2017 6:17 pm Published by

The Heritage Museum and Cultural Center is now welcoming applications to our Youth Ambassador Program. This summer program is open to students who have completed 8th grade or higher this year. Youth Ambassadors will record an oral history interview with a local person and transcribe it. The interviews will be archived by the Heritage Museum for public outreach, research, and education.

Before the interview, Youth Ambassadors will be introduced to the oral history process through basic training led by HMCC staff. Using the Museum’s digital equipment, Youth Ambassadors in 2017 will record and transcribe “Pier Stories” for preservation. Applications are available online and at the Heritage Museum. Applications are due by Wednesday, June 7.

This program was made possible at the Heritage Museum and Cultural Center by a Youth Access Grant from the Smithsonian Institution and the Michigan Humanities Council. The funding provided the latest oral history technology that will help the Heritage Museum record and preserve irreplaceable stories and memories from our community for years to come. For more information, please contact HMCC Curator Tracy Gierada ( or call the Heritage Museum at (269) 983-1191.