OMA is first stop on StoryCorps' 2019 Mobile Tour

Mobilebooth side-web

The Orlando Museum of Art and public radio stations 90.7 WMFE and 89.5 WMFV are excited to partner with personal history project StoryCorps to bring their 2019 Mobile Tour to Orlando.

The MobileBooth Airstream trailer will be stationed at the Orlando Museum of Art from Jan. 5 - Feb. 6 to record and preserve community’s stories.

Save These Dates:

Jan. 5: Opening Day Open House at 11:30 a.m. at the MobileBooth location, Orlando Museum of Art, 2416 N. Mills Ave. Hear from StoryCorps’ facilitators and WMFE President & General Manager LaFontaine Oliver at this opening day press event. You’ll also have a chance to tour the booth.

Jan. 7: Second round of appointments open for booking at 10 a.m. BOOK »

Jan. 31: Listening Event at Orlando Health’s Orlando Regional Medical Center (ORMC) Multipurpose Room. Join us for a listening event featuring favorite StoryCorps stories as well as local stories captured during the mobile booth’s Orlando visit.

President and General Manager LaFontaine Oliver is excited that StoryCorps’ work will document the substantial growth and rich history of the Central Florida region in listeners’ own words.

“We’re proud that our community’s stories will be woven together and preserved for future generations,” Oliver said. “We look forward to finding creative ways to showcase these stories on our airwaves and through podcasting.”

Danielle Anderson, associate director of the StoryCorps Mobile Tour, said they could not think of a better place to kick off their 2019 Mobile Tour than in the beautiful city of Orlando.

“Our MobileBooth hasn’t visited in over 10 years, so we’re thrilled to be partnering with 90.7 WMFE and the Orlando Museum of Art to record, preserve, and share some of the stories in this vibrant, ever-evolving city and its many diverse communities,” she said.

About the Mobile Tour
Groundbreaking personal history project StoryCorps returns to the road with the 2019 tour of its MobileBooth—the Airstream trailer converted into a mobile recording studio. As it travels around the country between Jan. 5 and Dec. 21, the MobileBooth will offer Americans the simple yet singular opportunity to record meaningful conversations about their lives, to be preserved for posterity in the StoryCorps Archive at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. Read more at storycor.ps/MobileTour2019

About the Booth Location
The Orlando Museum of Art will host the StoryCorps’ Mobile Booth while it’s in Orlando in January and the first week of February. The Airstream trailer will be parked right in front of the museum. OMA is thrilled to partner with WMFE and StoryCorps, said Michael Caibio, Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations Manager at the Museum.

“The Orlando community is full of so many interesting people and stories, and the Museum is proud to be a part of the documentation of these stories,” Caibio said. “It’s the perfect partnership because, in the same way that we preserve and present art and culture for the community, StoryCorps preserves and shares these stories to be enjoyed by future generations.”

StoryCorps’ Past Visits
StoryCorps facilitators traveled to Orlando in 2017 for a special project to record the stories of those affected by the Pulse nightclub shooting. The last time the community had a visit from the Mobile Booth — the full StoryCorps experience — was 10 years ago, in 2008.

MEDIA INQUIRIES

WMFE Contact

Jenny Babcock
Communications & Marketing Specialist
jbabcock@wmfe.org
407-273-2300 ext. 112

OMA Contact

Michael Caibio
Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations Manager
mcaibio@omart.org
407-896-4231 ext. 233