Stories from the Past

Interview someone older about life in the past

interview a family member, neighbor, or someone in your community. What was their life like 20 years ago in 2000? Or in 1980? 1960 -- or before?

Track your stories here.

Story Corps App

The Story Corps app guides users through the interview experience from start to finish with easy-to-use tools to help you prepare interview questions, record high-quality conversations on your mobile device, and upload the audio to the Library of Congress and the StoryCorps Archive. To get started, download the app. For more information, go to the StoryCorps App page.

Story Corps Connect

StoryCorps Connect enables you to record a StoryCorps interview with a loved one remotely using video conference technology. The audio and a still photo from each interview goes into their archive at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. Your interview becomes part of American history, and hundreds of years from now, future generations will listen in. We think of StoryCorps as an ever-growing archive of the wisdom of humanity.

Your Own Timeless Tale

This activity allows you to earn a "Write It" badge in the Beverly Public Library's summer reading program - so you can have a better chance at winning a prize!

Reach out to some of your relatives to find out some of their favorite family stories or stories that were important to the family. Talk to family members of all ages to get a range of topics. The write it down and log it on the Beverly Public Library Beanstack app!

Put your story from the past here with Flipgrid.