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It’s time for grown-up Show & Tell!

2014-0509-teruDo you remember when you hauled a treasured possession to elementary school and told your friends why you loved it so much? Now you have the chance to share on a whole different level with Show & Tell for grown-ups.

The adult public is invited to bring old photos, letters, family mementos, or artifacts -- anything you treasure -- to show and tell the stories behind them. Perhaps it’s an old letter your parents wrote to one another during a war or maybe an instrument passed down through generations. The possibilities are endless and the stories are sure to warm the heart.

Each person will have a few minutes to speak. Anyone is welcome to join in the fun and become part of the conversation. Participants don't have to show and tell – they can just look and listen.
Local personal historian Teru Lundsten will host the event on Wednesday, May 14 at 2:00 p.m. at the Anacortes Public Library meeting room, 1220 Tenth Street. Admission is free.

Grown-up Show & Tell events are happening across North America and abroad in partnership with the Association of Personal Historians (APH).

The mission of APH is to support its members in recording, preserving and sharing life stories of people, families, communities and organizations around the world.

Procrastination is not an option. Memories fade. People die. APH envisions a world in which the story of every person, family, community, and organization is recorded and preserved.   

About Teru Lundsten

A writer in many genres for most of her adult life, Teru became a personal historian in 2010, helping people preserve their life stories into books. She also teaches memoir writing and has a blog profiling residents of Anacortes on this website. She chairs the Washington Chapter of the Association of Personal Historians. Contact Teru at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 293-9395. Or visit her Web site.

About the Association of Personal Historians

Founded in 1995, the Association of Personal Historians is an international organization with about 675 members. APH has 13 Regions and 17 Chapters worldwide.