The Library of Congress Veterans History Project collects first-hand accounts of Americans who have served their country in the Armed Forces and in supporting civilian industry.
The Central Coast Veterans Memorial Museum is the only Central Coast site certified by the Library of Congress for recording interviews for the Veterans History Project.
“The Veterans History Project of the American Folklife Center collects, preserves, and makes accessible the personal accounts of American war veterans so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand the realities of war.” – The Library of Congress
YOU CAN BE PART OF THE PROJECT.
SHARE YOUR STORY, OR ASK A VETERAN YOU KNOW TO SHARE HIS OR HER STORY.
Call to schedule your interview (805) 543-1763
You can come into the museum or our interviewer will come to you. You will receive a free DVD of your interview. One copy goes to the Library of Congress, and one is held in museum files. We make DVD duplicates for a nominal charge.
The Veterans History Project collects accounts of U.S. Veterans from the following conflicts
- World War I, 1914-1918
- World War II, 1939-1945
- Cold War
- Korean War, 1950-1953
- Vietnam War, 1961-1975
- Grenada, 1983
- Panama, 1989
- Operation Restore Hope, 1999-1993
- Persian Gulf War, 1991
- United Nations Operation in Somalia
- Haiti—History—American intervention, 1994-1995
- Operation Allied Force, 1999
- Peacekeeping forces—Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Operation Joint Guardian, 1999-
- War on Terrorism, 2001-2009
- Afghan War, 2001-
- Iraq War, 2003-2011