Tuesday, November 27, 2012

TSPN INTERVIEW: Keith Sweet, Amador's Oral History Project

Jackson City Council member Keith Sweet talks with Tom Slivick about the Amador County Oral History project as well as the current status of renovations at Vista Point.


Thursday, November 15, 2012

Oral History Program instigated by the Amador County Historical Society

Oral History Program to begin immediately under the chairmanship of Keith Sweet, Jackson city council-member and newly elected board member of the Amador County Historical Society.(ACHS)

The ACHS at its meeting on the 15th accepted a presentation by Keith Sweet, Cedric Clute and Bonnie Evans regarding their efforts to re-institute a dormant oral history program that was once active in the county. Larry Cenotto was also a member of the committee, and his untimely death has only reinforced the understanding that many memories of our counties past history are as yet unrecorded for our future citizens use and appreciation. Jim Guidi of KVGC Radio is also a participating member of the committee and has offered technical assistance.

 The ACHS will host all recorded interviews on their website and will provide 501c3 status to the project in the event of contributions to the project.

The first project completed by the committee has been to scan and place over 100 previously transcribed interviews on the ACHS web site. These can be viewed at http://www.amadorcountyhistoricalsociety.org/

The name of the project, mission statement and goals are as follows:
2 Mission Statement is  CAPTURING THE PAST FROM THOSE STILL PRESENT                             
A. Gather memories of Amador County long time residents via recorded interviews (pre-1960ish)
B. Preserve those stories and historical snippets for generations to come.
C. Organize prior historical interviews and surveys
D. Make all information accessible to interested parties utilizing, library, museum, web site, etc.
E. Enlist as many volunteers, both adult and student, as possible.

Individuals who would like to participate or who need more information are asked to call Keith Sweet at 209.419.3770 or Jim Guidi at 209.223.1340

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Preston Castle Dickens Fair - Dec 1 & 2

Preston Castle Dickens Fair
Saturday, Dec. 1, and Sunday, Dec. 2, 10 am to 4 pm

This year marks the 200th anniversary of Charles Dickens’ birth, so help celebrate on December 1st and 2nd at the Preston Castle.  The Dickens Fair will be a step back in time to the Victorian era.  The centerpiece of the event is a holiday bazaar.  Many vendors will be on hand to display and sell their arts, crafts, jewelry, baked goods and other gift items.  Listen to carolers singing Christmas songs, as you buy your Christmas tree and gifts. Santa will be there, starting at Noon each day. So bring your kids to tell him their Christmas wishes and take photos with Santa.  Also, this is the end of the Castle tour season.  For the last time this year, take a tour of the historic Preston Castle. There will be no “Bah, humbug!” at this event.

The Dickens Fair is free.  Tours are $10.  For vendor information, contact Yvonne at 408-858-9183 or Anna at 916-233-8443. For general information, visitwww.prestoncastle.com, call 209-256-3623, or email: info@prestoncastle.com