The Walnut Festival has been a Walnut Creek institution since the 1930s.
In 2012, The Walnut Creek Historical Society commissioned Tree of Life Legacies to assist in their Oral History Project to capture and preserve stories of the town’s days-gone-by. I worked closely with The Society’s board appointed committee, Audrey Veregge, Sheila Rogstad and Judie Hockel.
To date, we have interviewed 30 individuals over the course of a three year period. The interviewees have ranged from civic leaders, community volunteers, business owners to ordinary folks who remember what life was like growing up in Walnut Creek when everybody knew who you were and what you were up to.
Each interview has been professionally transcribed and laid out in book format for The Society’s archive. Each interviewee received a personalized DVD of their individual interview to share with friends and family. It has been such an honor and a pleasure to do this project for my home town.
If you’d like to check out the collected media from the project, please visit The Walnut Creek Historical Society’s History Room at The Shadelands Ranch Museum on Ygnacio Valley Road in Walnut Creek. Displayed here are fifteen of the videos I edited from the 2012/2013 captured interviews.