Introduction

seehearstory.com is dedicated to creating living, rich media histories. Whether it’s family history, local history or the collected history of the memories of a group of senior citizens (and many others). Over the years we’ve discovered that combining static materials like photos with oral or video interaction from different perspective can bring any history to life and infuse it with extra details that are lost without it. Take your dusty photo albums and turn them into an always living experiences. Make your photos, letters, keepsakes and other personal treasures come alive with diverse perspectives, uncovering stories you never knew. Have gatherings with family, friends and even social groups and start building an exciting legacy that will be cherished now and forever.

SeeHearStory isn’t just about family memories. Use it as a way to document any kind of oral history project, such as a hometown memory wall, a local museum tour, a local senior citizen center project. The possibilities are without limit. 

We’re building this website to help others learn ways to bring multimedia impact to collections that deserve to be brought to life through the stories of people who experienced them, often with surprising perspectives.

In addition to lots of new ideas for augmenting historical narratives, we also discuss the technical details and how-to’s on the many methods available through capturing oral recordings, digital scans, video, etc. You’ll find articles pertaining to audio recording software, cleaning up audio, storing media for free on archive.org, QR codes for linking artifacts to rich media, which printers to use, and much more. Share your own experiences by leaving comments and join us in the forum for more discussion. We appreciate everyone’s insight. Let us know how we can help further your efforts.

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