Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Preservation Austin

“When you tear down an historic building that is essential to telling the story of how the city came or who lived here… once it’s gone, it’s just gone.”

****** (who??) established what is now Preservation Austin (formerly the Heritage Society of Austin) in 1953, and the organization dedicates itself to saving and preserving Austin’s historic buildings and places. Their main avenues toward this goal are education and advocacy, and they aim to offer solutions to save sites through implementing policy change that is favorable to preservation.

The nonprofit played a key role in preserving Congress Avenue and much of Sixth Street, and currently focuses on advocating for the creation of historic districts and continued community involvement throughout the city. Click here to listen to Preservation Austin’s director, Jacqui Schraad, discuss her own background with the organization, the challenges and importance of historic preservation, and the unique history of Austin. After hearing about Preservation Austin, create your own story using one of our themed interview packets. 

Friday, July 26, 2013

Mike and Karen's Wedding

Matt and Karen Peterson had a wonderful wedding. They met each other by coaching  track at a track meet and knew each other for two years before they were married. They were married in August at a golf course in Michigan with a wonderful reggae band. Luckily, there were no unexpected surprises and the wedding went off without a hitch. To hear more about Mike and Karen's wedding, click here.

Memories such as this mean a lot to us, so it is important to preserve them for future generations. This is why StoryPress created the technology to ensure that our experiences are kept in tact forever. With this app, you can make sure that all your most important moments are preserved in your own voice.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Thelma's Story

Thelma remembers what her life was like during her high school years. While in school, she recalls participating in baseball and other fun activities. She recalls that she made a lot of friends going to church and attending dances. Much to her delight, Thelma remembers what her favorite music and activities were as she grew up. To hear more of Thelma's story, click here.

Stories like this are important to remember. This is why StoryPress has created the technology to preserve our memories. Imagine that years in the future, your descendants will be able listen to your memories and generations will be able to know what it meant to live you life. With StoryPress, you can preserve these memories.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Lisa's Advice

Lisa reflects on her life and imparts some of the advice that she wished she had when she was younger. She insists that we should all be true to ourselves, no matter what others think. Because she didn't have the opportunity to be a kid for a long time, Lisa insists that we should all take advantage of being young as long as we can. No matter what, Lisa says, have fun as long as you can. To read more of Lisa's Story, click this link.

Stories such as this are important to remember. They shape who we are today and help us understand why we are who we are. This is why StoryPress has developed this app, to allow people to reflect on their past and understand their present. With this technology, we can preserve our present selves to look back on in a time when we have grown up.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Justine's Story

Justine tells her story about growing up in Illinois. She recalls her time in high school and her experience in the choir, the speech team, and the plays. During high school, she spent a lot of time with her friends, hanging out with boys, and going to dances. Her history teacher, she remembers was an important figure in her life and once told her "If anyone believes you have the truth, run the other way." To hear more about Justin's story, follow this link.

Memories such as this are important to understanding who we are today. StoryPress has taken the initiative to to make sure we can remember these experiences. By preserving your stories in your own voice, you can ensure that your memories are preserved forever.

StoryPress Now on Geneabloggers

This blog, StoryPress favorites is now listed on the genealogy blog website GeneaBloggers! This list of family history related blogs boasts over 2,000 blogs. Click here to visit GeneaBloggers' website or search "StoryPress" in the directory of blogs!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

The Road to Spain

One StoryPress user remembers her multiple trips to Spain. Over the course of her life, she has been to Spain six times. She loved touring the different towns in the area and getting to practice her family. Seeing castles and countrysides created some of her favorite memories about the place. Though she wasn't too fond of the food that was cooked there, she remembers the people being extremely friendly and wonderful to talk to. To hear more about this story, click here.

Stories like this are important to remember. Although the years may pass, our memories are defining to who we are and how we view our future. That is why StoryPress has made the technology to preserve our memories available to all its users. With the help of this app, everyone can ensure that they preserve their experiences.