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
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
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