Lessons Learned From the Black Bethlehem Project

Wednesday, February 1012:00—1:30 PMZoomIndian Valley Public Library100 E. Church Ave, Telford, PA, 18969

Virtual Program: The Pennsylvania State Archives is pleased to offer another event in its Community History Dialog series. Join in this online discussion to inspire and help social communities think about how they can collect and preserve their own history. 

The event is free, but requires registration. Click here to register.

About the Program:  The Black Bethlehem Project is a first-of-its kind effort that seeks to document the experiences of Bethlehem's Black community.  Since 2020, it has collected oral histories, documents, and photographs.  Learn how librarian M. Rayah Levy started the project, found resources and support, and built up trust with the community to preserve their history.

Resources:  Black Bethlehem Project oral history recordings

For more info:  Cindy Bendroth, Archivist; 717-783-7330; cbendroth@pa.gov

About the Community History Dialog Series:  The goal of the Community History Dialog is to help such communities identify and preserve their history.  The Pennsylvania State Archives started this series in 2020 to gather community groups, archivists, and others to share their own experiences collecting and preserving their community‚Äôs stories and offer guidance.  These discussions are helpful to groups just beginning to preserve their history or those who have significant collections already, but are seeking next steps. 

Registration Required