Local historical societies can use the unique storytelling process of journalists to help spread the word about their programs and collections.

That was the message from Journalism faculty Cindy Simoneau and Jodie Mozdzer Gil, who presented on a panel during the 2018 Connecticut League of History Organizations conference in New Britain June 4.

Simoneau and Gil gave perspectives from their role in a collaboration between Southern’s Journalism Department and the Connecticut State Library. The project, Remembering World War I, seeks to find and tell Connecticut stories of World War I.

The panel, titled “Storytelling and Truth: Journalism in the Museum,” included Christine Pittsley of the Connecticut State Library and Christina Nhean of the Wethersfield Historical Society.

You can see the slides for the SCSU Journalism portion of the presentation here.

The Connecticut League of History Organizations “builds connections among those who preserve and share the stories and objects of our past,” according to its mission.

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Featured image: The audience during the “Storytelling and Truth: Journalism in the Museum” session at the 2018 CLHO conference | CLHO photo

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