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Cape's Heritage to Come Alive During Storyteller Series

Southeast Missourian (Cape Girardeau, MO) , January 13, 2005


For storyteller Steve Otto, history is really nothing more than a collection of stories -- stories that must be told.

"History isn't dates and names," said Otto, "it's a collection of wonderful stories about what people did and didn't do, and about things we shouldn't do in the future. Storytelling is a fun way of bringing history to life."

"The idea was to make a family event in which we can preserve our heritage and tell the tales of the historic river district," said Marsha Toll, coordinator of the new storytelling program. "We want people to understand storytelling as a way of preserving history, heritage and family lore.

"There's a lot of heritage and history here that hasn't been told yet."

Subjects Covered: education

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