Oral History at Eden Park

Calling all Baton Rouge natives – if you’ve lived in the neighborhoods around the Eden Park Branch of the library, then we want to hear from you.

Eden Park is running an oral history program to capture some of our local history. If you remember the opening of the Gus Young Pool or when Gus Young Drive got its name, we’d love to hear about it! Just call branch manager Leila Reilly at (225) 231-3280 for more information or to schedule an interview.

Oral histories can be as long or as brief as the participants want; you can tell us everything you remember, or keep it to just a few events. Anything you know about the growth and development of the Eden Park community will be preserved so it can be shared with future generations.

Check out the Baton Rouge Room’s Digital Archives for examples of some of the library’s other oral history projects!

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