Oral Histories

Oral Histories

The Whately Historical Society has a large collection of audio and video oral histories. Many of these are available to be shared with the community. Oral history CD’s are available at the library, thanks to the CPA which paid for their digitization from reel to reel and cassette tapes, or available for purchase from the Historical Society ($15 for one; $25 for a 2-CD set).  Click here for order form and list of oral histories. 

Some recent video Whately Oral Histories are available on line thanks to FCAT community television, which taped the talks and posted them to the web.

The Farmers of Whately – full documentary
     LaSalle Florists 
     Brookledge Sugar House
     Bean’s Maple Distillery
     Evan’s Apiary
     Enterprise Farm
     Nourse Farm
     Fairview Farms
     Nasami Farm
     Bear Path Compost
     Quonquont Farm  
     Tall Grass Alpaca Farm 
     J & J Maple Farm

Jim LaSalle, Farm Tales  May 4, 2017

Harold Swift, History of Tobacco Farming  Nov. 3, 2016

Whately Cemetery Preservation by Darcy Tozier and Paul Fleuriel, March 3,2016

Whately Farming in the 1850’s by Dereka Smith, Oct. 6, 2016

When I-91 Came Through by Barry Dietz, March 5, 2018

Lois Bean, April 4, 2018

Shade tobacco tents and barns in East Whately from Dickinson Hill

More Whately History Resources