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Newton Talks Project Captures Individual Stories

Oral History Project Interviews Veterans, Immigrants

Newton Talks, an oral history program, is conducting interviews with Newton residents who recall and record their memories of living through historic times. For its first series of interviews, Newton Talks reached out to veterans of military service. Read the interviews here. These veterans remembered grueling moments of training and combat as well as poignant moments of ordinary life during their service in conflicts including World War II and VIetnam.

We are still interviewing veterans. Our second series of interviews will focus on the experiences of people who immigrated to the United States and now have a connection to Newton. If you would like to be interviewed, find more information here.

Newton Talks is a collaboration between Historic Newton, the Newton Free Library, the Newton Senior Center, and the Crossing Generations group at Newton South High School. The City of Newton Veterans Service Office also consults on the interviews with veterans.