Current Projects

HERITAGE INTERVIEWS PROJECT

Local residents interviewed several locals and visitors on Saturday, September 3rd, 2005, during Roslynís 2005 Coal Miners Days Festival as a pilot project to collect stories and interviews about the Roslyn- Ronald- Cle Elum area.

These interviews are now available to check out at the Roslyn library, in a 2 CD set. They are the starting point for an ongoing project to document the heritage and culture of Upper Kittitas County. Right now (winter 2005 to early summer 2006) community members are working on a more edited series of interviews, about strong impressions and memories of Upper Kittitas County.

Sponsored by RIDGE, a local citizensí group , the Friends of the Roslyn Library, and the Cle ELum Library; Jack Straw Studios (of Seattle) donated use of the sound equipment necessary to record the first interviews. The Heritage Interviews Project now has one recording setup and is seeking donations for another.

Our second project is also a 2-CD set, featuring longer interviews and some songs. These are also available to listen to at local libraries, and for sale ($10.00 for the set) at the Roslyn Library and Owen's Meats in Cle Elum. I can arrange to send out a set if you email me info@elliebelew.com. We are grateful to Humanities Washington for its support as we completed this project and begin our third.

Interested in being interviewed? Know of someone we should interview? Would you like to help in gathering these stories? Want to learn how to edit recordings and make CDs from them? The possibilities are tremendous.

Please join us. info@elliebelew.com