As high school students in Florida, Kathleen and Amy first had the idea to preserve the incredible histories of older generations when their great aunt became ill. The family knew that she had some incredible stories from her younger years, but when she passed away, the tales went with her. The girls realized then that stories of the past were being lost everyday. Together, they formed History Heard as a way to preserve the tales of “how it used to be” in a way that would be accessible to people all over the world. Being students themselves, they knew the tedious process of finding primary sources for history projects, but somehow they still sat starry-eyed and listened to the stories their grandparents told them about years past. Through History Heard, students would be excited to hear about the events that they learn about in history class as the stories are recounted through the lens of memory by people who witnessed them. Contributing to History Heard is also a great way for students to learn about the older generations of their own family tree or the people in their communities. Learn about conducting interviews on the "Getting Started" page, or check out the videos we already have on the "Videos" page.