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November 1, 2015

“When an elder shares their life with young people, no matter how difficult their story may be, they always conclude with lessons learned from the struggles they have lived.  They always leave the child with hope. Knowing that their life has been made better by those who’ve sacrificed for them.” 

—Larry Long, Artist & Executive Director of Community Celebration of Place

During 2016, it is a primary program of Community Celebration of Place to transfer this rich collection into archives that will be open to the public for generations to come.

A matching grant of $7,500 has been obtained in the hope of raising the $15,000 through Give to the Max Day on November 12th to begin transferring over one thousand elder stories and songs into archival quality for future community members, activists, educators and researchers!

Much of this collection is under immediate threat of deterioration.  Through your donation these stories will be preserved and shared in order to inspire others to continue doing this work for generations to come.  

Thank you so much for your support!

Save Our History!

Thank you for your many contributions on Give to the Max Day.

We can not do this work without you.

Testimonials

My heartfelt thanks to Larry Long and all the voices from which our history continues to generate encouragement, enthusiasm and wisdom.

Arlo Guthrie, Songwriter, Son of Woody Guthrie

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News & Events

Community Celebration of Place is partnering with Little Free Library on Saturday, May 21, in Minneapolis, Minnesota for the first-ever Little Free Library Festival.

Join highly acclaimed author Kent Nerburn and Larry Long, Executive Director of Community Celebration of Palce for an evening of songs, stories and music.

During 2016, it is a primary program of Community Celebration of Place to transfer their collection into archives that will be open to the public for generations to come.