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Family stories are the building blocks of history - so let's start building! Participants in this workshop will learn how to use interviews, archives, newspapers, history books, and images to discover their ancestors' secrets. By the end of this workshop, participants will have written an essay memorializing a piece of their family's past. While there are no prerequisites for this seminar, participants are encouraged to have some familiarity with their family history.
Four sessions. Registration – $195
Matthew Nickerson owns Private Historian, a Chicago firm that writes family histories on commission. He holds a BA in American history and an MA in European history. Previously, he was a reporter and editor for the Chicago Sun Times and Chicago Tribune.
There are no required materials for this workshop.
For the first session, bring a family story to tell and/or an object to show (e.g. a photo, medal, recipe, etc.).
Registration opens at 9 am (CST) on Wednesday, May 19th. Newberry Associates members at the Literati level and above will have access to early registration beginning May 12th at 10am. Learn more about membership benefits and becoming a Newberry Associate.
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We offer a 10% discount to members, seniors, and students.
This seminar is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program. Learn more about registering for a seminar, program policies, or teaching a seminar.