The Texas Historical Commission (THC), in conjunction with the Grayson County Historical Commission and the Denison Main Street Program, will co-host a free oral history training workshop at the Perrin Air Force Base Historical Museum on Saturday, January 25 from 10:30 a.m.-1p.m. The workshop is the second of a special two-year series of 12 THC-coordinated Texas in the Cold War oral history training workshops around the state. This workshop will highlight the real places telling the real stories of Texas’ involvement in the Cold War, including the home front. The workshop is designed for people to learn how to conduct and record oral histories, including hands-on training with digital and video recording equipment.
WHO: Perrin Air Force Base Historical Museum, Grayson County Historical Commission (CHC), the
Denison Main Street Program and THC historians. Public welcome—seating is limited, please
call 512.463.5833 to register
WHAT: Free Texas in the Cold War Oral History Training Workshop. Due to museum regulations, only
bottled-water will be provided at the workshop.
WHEN: Saturday, January 25 from 10:30 a.m.-1p.m
WHERE: Perrin Air Force Base Historical Museum
436 McCullum Avenue
From Hwy 75 head west on State Highway 691 toward the North Texas Regional Airport-Perrin
Field, where Hwy 691 becomes Grayson Drive
BACKGROUND: The workshop series When the Lone Star State Met the Iron Curtain: Recollections of Texas in the Cold War, is built on the foundation of the THC’s national award-winning Texas in World War II Initiative. This new project will endeavor to preserve the service and sacrifices of Texans during the Cold War. Initial funding for the workshop series was made possible through the generous support of The Summerlee Foundation of Dallas, which also helped support the THC’s Texas in World War II Initiative’s oral history workshop series in 2004.
The Perrin Field Historical Society/Perrin Air Force Base Museum goals are to preserve the legacy of Perrin Air Force Base well into the Millennium so that our future generations will be able to see and remember the important part Perrin Air Force Base played to defend freedom and the security of the United States of America from World War II into the Vietnam war.