Memory Lounge

Have your family elders recorded those stories they tell about the war, how they met, life back then?
Capture the details about that intriguing ancestor or past event.
Get the story saved in a recording that can be preserved for the future.

For two days, Wagga Wagga’s Historic Council Chambers will be transformed into the Memory Lounge.

Book an appointment in the stately chambers where you can capture precious family stories from an elder in your life. Museum staff will take care of the recording itself, so you can focus on letting the stories flow. A professional oral historian will be available (if needed) to assist you to conduct an interview with your family elder.

Participants will be given a thumb drive containing the recordings of their interview.

  • Where: Museum of the Riverina’s Historic Council Chambers site (243 Baylis St)
  • When: 40 minute sessions by Appointment, Fri 27th and Sat 28th April, 2018
  • Bookings: Lock in a session for you and your relative below

Bookings form coming very soon

Use of recordings

The Memory Lounge exists primarily as a service to assist Wagga families to capture their histories. Museum of the Riverina may wish to keep a copy of the recording you make, for use in future research or exhibitions. You will be asked to sign paperwork granting Museum of the Riverina permission to do so upon the completion of your interview. All participants retain the right to opt out of this agreement.

Image: Antique Microphones by Carlos Pacheo, Flickr.