Telling Your Stories
To support our mission to preserve Arcadia's history, the Society has established an Oral History group. Volunteers interview long time Arcadia residents to gain historical information.
There are many former Arcadians, like yourself or someone you know, who now live a distance away. We want and need your input. Please use the questions listed below as a general guide for jogging your memory and helping you get started. Then do whatever you feel most comfortable doing to share your view of history... call us, write us, or use a recorder to record your thoughts. The Society would be happy to reimburse the cost of postage.
We certainly appreciate your help and thank you for your time and interest in our program.
General Questions About You
Please provide the following information:
Where were you born? If not Arcadia, when did you come to the area, and what brought you here?
Questions and Suggestions to Jog Your Memories
Did you attend school in Arcadia? If so, grade school? ...high school?
Which playtime activities provided fun as a child? ...as a teen?
What did you do after high school?
What was your first job? What qualifications were required?
What was a typical work day?
Do you have memories of Arcadia in the following areas?
Do you have memories of these events or others?
Do you have memories of Burnham? ...Putney's Corners? ...Pierport? ...Watervale? ...Herring Lake?
Do you have pictures or other memorabilia you would be willing to share or that the Historical Society could copy?
Remember, these are just suggestions.
If you have anything else you'd like to describe--people, places, events, technology, whatever you can think of--please speak up.
Contacting Us About Oral Histories