The renewed ORAL HISTORY PROJECT of the Cedar Key Historical Society Museum is being spearheaded by our Past President: Dr. John Andrews.

  • Many special thanks for the partnership with University of Florida's

  • Samuel Proctor Oral History Program.

  • The recordings made by us remain on file here in Cedar Key at our museum, at the University of Florida and with permission of the subject,

  • some are also on file with the United States Library of Congress. 

  • The value of such a project lies in the fact that we are actually engaged in a "living history" project since these interviews capture the emotions as well as details of how life was in Cedar Key

  • from the perspective of those who lived here. 

  • The Interviewees are very special people who have become very well known

  • in our island community due to their lifestyles that kept them active and

  • in the center of the various aspects of island life.

  • Every interviewee is someone who has lived most or all of their life in Cedar Key and Levy County, Florida. Their unique memories may shift to telling about a loved one who went off to war or to work "up north" and how lives were changed by world events. 

  • When you listen to these interviews you will be hearing a first hand account of life on these islands. These are good natured people with great sense of humor and if you know life in a small town, you will hear them and want to come here and most likely come back. 

  • We have completed several interviews recently of our aging citizens who are still very active and involved. Soon they will be posted on this page of our web site.

  • Please return to this site often. 

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