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Youth Ambassadors-Miriam Pede Oral History Trailer

As told by YAG Curator
St. Joseph, Michigan

Story Narrative:

A curated oral history interview with Miriam Pede about her time as a teacher and volunteer work in the community at historic Morton House and the Benton Harbor-St. Joseph chapter of the Federation of Women's Clubs. Miriam demonstrates her historical knowledge by talking about the Morton family history and the importance of women's clubs in Michigan. The full oral history can be found at the Heritage Museum and Cultural Center in St. Joseph, Michigan.

During the summer of 2016, local students took part in the Youth Ambassadors program at the Heritage Museum and Cultural Center, developed as part of the Smithsonian Institution's Youth Access Grant initiative. The students researched, conducted and transcribed the oral histories of area locals. As Stories from Main Street participants, they created summary "movie trailers" for each interview so that museum visitors would be able to understand the content of the oral history in brief and fun videos.

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