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Are you interested in preserving the history of the Dempster Mill Manufacturing Company? Homestead National Monument of America is conducting a Dempster oral history project to preserve the oral histories of former Dempster employees. Dempster, located in Beatrice, Nebraska, was one of the largest windmill manufacturing companies in the late-1800s and early-1900s. The production of these windmills provided homesteaders the ability to obtain the most crucial resource to be successful, water! Homestead recently received many of the corporate records and company documents from Dempster, and now would like stories from those who worked there.
We are looking to interview former Dempster employees and relatives of deceased employees. We desire to cover a variety of Dempster workforce experiences and departments, from floor laborers to office staff. The goal is to gather as much job diversity in our interviews as possible.These interviews will primarily take place at Homestead National Monument of America, accommodations will be considered.
Oral History Intern Paola Perez will present a community program July 12 at Homestead's Education Center at2:00 pmto provide more information about the Dempster oral history project and how you can be involved. We plan to conduct the interviews July 8 through 11, July 15 through 18 and July 22 through 25. If you are interested in sharing your stories, please don't let this opportunity pass you by!
If you are interested in helping Homestead providing your oral history, please call Homestead National Monument of America at 402-223-3514. Contact us today and help us preserve your history!
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