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The Coyote Flats Oral History Project was inspired by a student asking what would happen to stories and memories when the people sharing them were gone? Supported by a partnership of Coyote Flats Pioneer Village, Picture Butte High School (PBHS) and the Centre for Oral History and Tradition (COHT) at the University of Lethbridge, the Project aimed to conduct video-recorded interviews with seniors in Picture Butte and area to record stories and memories about the history of the people who settled Picture Butte, and the development of Coyote Flats Pioneer Village museum. Two types of interviews were conducted:

  1. Student Interviews: PBHS media students filmed and interviewed seniors on site at Coyote Flats as part of a class project to create short, promotional-type videos about Coyote Flats Pioneer Village.
  2. Life History Interviews: Project coordinators filmed and interviewed seniors sharing their stories, memories and knowledge in longer sessions. The information gained from these interviews was used to develop interpretive assets at Coyote Flats, and the interviews are archived for public access with the COHT at the University of Lethbridge.

The project won the 2015 Governor General's History Award for Excellence in Community Programming.

 

The students at Picture Butte High School produced the following videos:

 
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