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Orlando Memory Visits the Zora! Outdoor Festival of the Arts 2012

The Orange County Library System shared information about the Orlando Memory project with visitors to the Zora! Outdoor Festival of the Arts 2012. As part of this outreach effort, the team spoke with festival visitors and Eatonville residents about their memories of the festival and living in historic Eatonville, Florida. The Eatonville Branch of the Orange County Library System is in the middle of the festivities and presented storytelling and face painting to visitors.

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Amanda and Caitlin at the Orlando Memory table
Outreach team members Amanda and Caitlin at the Orlando Memory table during the Zora! Outdoor Festival of the Arts.
Preparing to conduct an interview
Caitlin prepares to conduct an interview with Barry Nager for Orlando Memory.
Interviewing Barry Nager
Caitlin interviewing Barry Nager for Orlando Memory during the Zora! Outdoor Festival on Jan. 28, 2012.
Mr. Bill the Storyteller at Zora!
Mr. Bill tells stories to a captive audience at the Zora! festival on Jan. 28, 2012.
Mr. Bill and Turtle
Mr. Bill entertains Amanda at the Orlando Memory table during the Zora! festival on Jan. 28, 2012.
Vendors Booths Open During the Zora! Festival
Saturday, January 28, 2012: mid-morning at the Zora! Outdoor Festival of the Arts. Vendors booths are open and the crowd is growing!
Outdoor Stage at Zora! Festival
Saturday, January 28, 2012: Visitors to the Zora! festival enjoy music and other entertainment on the outdoor stage.
Food at the Zora! Festival
Saturday, January 28, 2012: One of the many delicious things to eat at the Zora! festival.
Barry Nager at the Zora! Festival
Photo of Barry Nager taken during the Zora! Outdoor Festival of the Arts on Saturday, January 28, 2012.
Pam Baez at the Zora! Festival
Photo of Pam Baez taken during the Zora! Outdoor Festival of the Arts on Friday, January 27, 2012.
Shanequa Bernard at the Zora! Festival
Photo of Shanequa Bernard taken during the Zora! Outdoor Festival of the Arts on Friday, January 27, 2012.
Francine Kelly and Her Zumba Group at the Zora! Festival
Photo of Francine Kelly, Zumba instructor, and her students. Taken at the Zora! Outdoor Festival of the Arts 2012.
Constance Hills at the Zora! Festival
Photo of Constance Hills taken during the Zora! Outdoor Festival of the Arts on Saturday, January 28, 2012.
Cecelia Chambers at the Zora! Festival
Photo of Cecelia Chambers taken during the Zora! Outdoor Festival of the Arts on Saturday, January 28, 2012.
Linda Pitts at the Zora! Festival
Photo of Linda Pitts taken during the Zora! Outdoor Festival of the Arts on Saturday, January 28, 2012.
Lonnie Graham
Photo of Lonnie Graham taken inside the Zora Neale Hurston National Museum of Fine Arts during the Zora! Outdoor Festival of the...
Samuel Charlton in front of his business
Photo of Samuel Charlton taken in front of his business, Personalized Frames, Inc., during the Zora! Outdoor Festival of the Arts on...
Claudia Moon at the Zora! Outdoor Festival of the Arts 2012
Photo of Claudia Moon taken during the Zora! Outdoor Festival of the Arts on Saturday, January 28, 2012.
Devy Jefferson at the Zora! Outdoor Festival of the Arts 2012
Photo of Devy Jefferson taken during the Zora! Outdoor Festival of the Arts on Friday, January 27, 2012.
Interview with Barry Nager

Saturday, January 28, 2012: Caitlin talks to Central Florida resident Barry Nager for the Orlando Memory project during Zora! Outdoor Festival of the Arts.




Interview with Pam Baez

Friday, January 27, 2012: Brittany talks to Central Florida resident Pam Baez for the Orlando Memory project during the Zora! Outdoor Festival of the Arts.




Interview with Shanequa Bernard

Friday, January 27, 2012: Brittany talks to Central Florida resident and UCF student Shanequa Bernard for the Orlando Memory project. (Interview length: 08:18.)




Interview with Francine Kelly and Her Zumba Group

Friday, January 27, 2012: Brittany speaks with Francine Kelly, Zumba instructor, and her group of students for the Orlando Memory project during the Zora! Outdoor Festival of the Arts.




Interview with Dijon Brett

Saturday, January 28, 2012: Caitlin speaks with Central Florida resident Dijon Brett for the Orlando Memory project during the Zora! Outdoor Festival of the Arts.




Interview with Constance Hills

Saturday, January 28, 2012: Caitlin speaks with Central Florida resident Constance Hills for the Orlando Memory project during the Zora! Outdoor Festival of the Arts in Eatonville, Florida.




Interview with Cecelia Chambers

Saturday, January 28, 2012: Caitlin speaks with Cecelia Chambers for the Orlando Memory project during the Zora! Outdoor Festival of the Arts in Eatonville, Florida.




Interview with Yvette Jones

Saturday, January 28, 2012: Caitlin speaks with Central Florida resident Yvette Jones for the Orlando Memory project during the Zora! Outdoor Festival of the Arts in Eatonville, Florida.




Interview with Robert Harris

Saturday, January 28, 2012: Caitlin speaks with Robert Harris for the Orlando Memory project during the Zora! Outdoor Festival of the Arts in Eatonville, Florida.




Interview with Linda Pitts

Saturday, January 28, 2012: Shane speaks with Linda Pitts for the Orlando Memory project during the Zora! Outdoor Festival of the Arts in Eatonville, Florida. Linda moved to Eatonville in 1984 and shares her memories of living in the historic town and visiting the festival over the past two decades. Linda attends Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church and enjoys the sense of community and fellowship in Eatonville.




Interview with Lonnie Graham

Saturday, January 28, 2012: Shane speaks with Lonnie Graham for the Orlando Memory project during the Zora! Outdoor Festival of the Arts in Eatonville, Florida. Mr. Graham is the Guest Currator of the Zora Neale Hurston National Museum of Fine Arts in Eatonville, Florida. He discussed the museum, known as "The Hurston," and his connection to Eatonville. He shared his perspective on what makes Eatonville a unique place.




Interview with Verdelle Walker

Saturday, January 28, 2012: Shane speaks with Verdelle Walker for the Orlando Memory project during the Zora! Outdoor Festival of the Arts in Eatonville, Florida. Ms. Walker is a frequent visitor to the Zora! festival and is a retired librarian and storyteller.




Verdelle Walker Discusses the Council of Elders in Broward County

Saturday, January 28, 2012: Verdelle Walker discusses her involvement with the Council of Elders in Broward County. The group wrote a book called Across the Tracks with Dr. Gwendolyn Hankerson that contains oral history accounts.




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