History Harvest: Sounds of Eau Claire

Posted: February 27, 2018

On Saturday March 3rd from 11AM to 4PM the Chippewa Valley Museum will host the Sounds of Eau Claire History Harvest. At the History Harvest, trained archivists, historians, and UWEC students will digitize community contributed stories, memories, artifacts, posters, papers, pictures, and other objects for inclusion in a grassroots collection of local music history. The event will also feature live local music and presentations on local music history and traditions. The event is FREE and open to community contributors and the general public.

Schedule of Events:

All Day: Digitization of personal music materials

12:00 "Oclare/Eaux Claires, Faux Claire/Eau Claire: Music and the Imagination of an Upper Midwestern Community" with UW-Madison folklorist Dr. James P. Leary

1:00 Live Music with Bob & Bernie Cynor

1:30 Panel Discussion: Echoes of Eau Claire with Cathy Reitz, Dr. Gretchen Peters, Dr. Nick Poss, and Nick Meyer.

2:30 Live Music with Nick Seeger

3:00 University Roots in the Chippewa Valley Music Scene with UWEC Music Department chair Dr. Gretchen Peters

You can contribute to this project by sharing musical memories, traditions, heirlooms, objects, scrapbooks, photos, posters, diaries, papers, recordings, and anything else at the History Harvest event. Objects will be digitized and catalogued for preservation at the UWEC archive and online for future public appreciation and use. Everything that you contribute will go home with you on the same day. Additionally, you will receive digital copies of your contributions for your personal use. For questions, UWEC Public Historian Dan Ott at ottdp@uwec.edu.

Sponsored in part by UW-Eau Claire and Blugold Radio.

Funded in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Humanities Council, with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this project do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Wisconsin Humanities Council supports and creates programs that use history, culture, and discussion to strengthen community life for everyone in Wisconsin.

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