Press Release


January 3, 2014

Hudson Valley Stories in the Palm of Your Hand


Press Contact:

Eileen McAdam, Sound and Story Project of the Hudson Valley



Kingston, N.Y. — Imagine adding your personal memories to a growing archive of local stories. Now you can with the Sound and Story App. Using the App on your iPhone or iPad you can share your story while listening to new and archival stories from the Hudson Valley. Hearing these local stories builds community memory and gives us a sense of place. 


The Sound and Story App is one component of A Year of Sounds and Stories: 365 Tales from Unexpected Places, a regional story campaign that aims to share, tell, and preserve the stories of everyday people in the Hudson Valley.


“Stories can provide the framework for our understanding and sense of place,” says Sound and Story Project Manager Shilo Kennedy, “this is a unique opportunity to experience, share, and tell Hudson Valley stories”


Community members and organizations can join A Year of Sounds and Stories by downloading the Sound and Story App, submitting new or archival stories, hosting The Cube, and listening at Facebook.com/soundandstory and Twitter.com/soundandstoryHV (#365tales).


Several organizations are participating in A Year of Sounds and Stories including: The Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic Sites, Nyack Library, New Rochelle Public Library, Somers Historical Society, Hudson River Maritime Museum, and The Stone Ridge Public Library.


Visit here for information about the Sound and Story App, A Year of Sounds and Stories, and events taking place around the region. 


Download the app here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sound-and-story/id689049753?mt=8


This program is funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and is administered by Southeastern NY Library Resource Council. 


About the Sound and Story Project of the Hudson Valley

The Sound and Story Project of the Hudson Valleyis a program of the World Sound Foundation, a 501 c3. Our mission is to strengthen community through the power of listening. Using original recordings, supplemented by library and museum collections, we produce compelling narratives and sounds of the world we inhabit. We disseminate this growing audio archive through the latest digital technologies and new and traditional media including radio programming, mobile applications, audio tours and web presentations. For more information about the Sound and Story Project of the Hudson Valley, visit www.soundandstory.org.

About Eileen McAdam

Eileen McAdamis the co-founder, director and producer of The Sound and Story Project. Among Eileen's works are Untold Stories: The Hudson Valley’s New Americans, StoryScape Hudson Valley radio series, the Newburgh-Beacon Audio Tour and the River Voices Audio Tour. Her stories are heard region-wide and have touched the lives of thousands of listeners.

About the Institute of Museum and Library Services

The mission of IMLS is to inspire libraries and museums to advance innovation, lifelong learning, and cultural and civic engagement. We provide leadership through research, policy development, and grant making.

About Southeastern NY Library Resource Council

The Southeastern New York Library Resources Council is a regional, not-for-profit, multi-type library cooperative encompassing the eight counties of Columbia, Greene, Ulster, Dutchess, Orange, Sullivan, Putnam and Rockland.

Additional information

The Sound and Story Project: www.soundandstory.org

Institute of Museum and Library Services: www.imls.gov

Southeastern NY Library Resource Council: www.senylrc.org



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Stories in the Palm of Your Hand

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