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Oral history activities this weekend in Mathews and Middlesex

Mathews residents will again have a chance to record their memories of days gone by when students and staff from the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program of the University of Florida return to the Middle Peninsula this weekend to continue their folklore and oral history research for a second year.

Both scheduled and walk-in audio-only interviews will be conducted from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Mathews Memorial Library. A dozen interviews have already been scheduled, said library spokesman Becky Foster Barnhardt, and more are welcome.

On Sunday, an open discussion of SPOHP’s work across the Southeast will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. at the library.

For more information or to schedule an interview, call Barnhardt at 725-5747.

Activities at Christ Church

A separate SPOHP team will teach an oral history workshop from 9-11 a.m. Saturday at Historic Christ Church on Route 33 in Middlesex County. The workshop is part of SPOHP’s Fieldwork in Folklore and Tidewater Main Street ...

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