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Press Release - Public invited to participate in Williston Area Oral History Project

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 2, 2014
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Public invited to participate in Williston Area Oral History Project

BISMARCK—The State Historical Society of North Dakota is partnering with a University of Minnesota research team to collect the stories of residents and workers of the Williston area. All residents and workers in this area are invited to participate. The project will document the experiences of workers and residents whose lives are being shaped and impacted by the oil boom. The stories collected will be archived and made available to the public at the State Historical Society of North Dakota in Bismarck.

Personal interviews will be recorded and take 30 to 60 minutes. Interviews will begin on Thursday, June 5, at the Williston Area Recreation Center, and will be held at other select locations. The interview room at the Recreation Center will be open from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on June 5 through Saturday, June 7, and from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. every Wednesday through Saturday through early July.

For more information about the project, or how you can participate, contact Bruce Braun at 612.247.6822, or go to oilpatchproject@gmail.com.

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