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Technology helps bring Hudson Valley stories to your iPhone

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According to an article on Chronogram's website, history lovers and people interested in hearing stories of their Hudson Valley neighbors can now access them on their iPhones. Yes, there is an app for that! Eileen McAdam is the co-founder, director and producer of The Sound and Story Project. She created the Sound and Story App, which is part of A Year of Sounds and Stories: 365 Tales from Unexpected Places which aims to share, tell, and preserve the stories of everyday people in the Hudson Valley.

“Stories can provide the framework for our understanding and sense of place,” says Sound and Story Project Manager Shilo Kennedy, “this is a unique opportunity to experience, share, and tell Hudson Valley stories”

Downloading the app allows you to search new and archived stories, record your own story and create a playlist of your favorite stories. Stories can be searched by keyword, location and subject. In addition, signs throughout the Hudson Valley will direct you to a story about that location. You simply call a number to hear it.

Besides accessing the stories uploaded by individuals, stories from the oral history collections of The Sound and Story Project, the Stone Ridge Public Library, Somers Historical Society, Hudson River Maritime Museum, The Nyack Library, the New Rochelle Public Library, and the Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic Sites are also available via this new app. See the Sound and Story Project website for more information.

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