“The past is never dead. It’s not even past.” —William Faulkner
“We don’t really think of ourselves and our lives as history,” said Christy Williams Dunton, the Development Director for the Museum of Moab. “But we are. We are living histories.”
As one may carefully preserve the harvest in mason jars, Dunton makes “jars of memory jam,”—her term for the digital recordings of live oral history storytelling that she is stockpiling for the Root Cellar Project. With the consent of the residents and visitors of Moab who participate, their stories will be transcribed and archived at the museum, and eventually made available for public listening online.
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