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What is the Poughkeepsie Q&A Program?

New Article Alert With Video:


The Goodie Drop has a new article and video about a local program collecting oral histories. The Goodie Drop has a chance to interview Poughkeepsie resident Jeffrey Kosmacher who is partnering with the Dutchess County Historical Society to create a program that adds to the rich oral history of Poughkeepsie, NY.


(Translator Carolina Montecinos being interviewed by The Goodie Drop about the Poughkeepsie Q&A Program on January 27, 2023)




Video Caption: (Video interviews by The Goodie Drop about the Poughkeepsie Q&A Program on January 27, 2023)


Oral history or word of mouth is how lots of 'Poughkeepsians' communicate in the Hudson Valley. This new program is called the "Poughkeepsie Q&A" and is currently capturing the oral history in writing. Kosmacher, the creator and editor of the program collaborated with the Dutchess County Historical Society to fund the program and have a permanent home for the published oral histories.


The program hired youth photographers to capture photos of interviewees. They also hired local translators to translate the stories and interviews into Spanish for their online website. Residents in the area have already started participating in the ongoing program and you can read their stories here https://dchsny.org/pqa for free.


(Photographer Olivia Barker-Duncan being interviewed by The Goodie Drop about the Poughkeepsie Q&A Program on January 27, 2023)

Here is a link to the website: https://dchsny.org/pqa

The video above includes interviews from those who have helped in the creative process of the "Poughkeepsie Q&A Program" also known as the PQ&A program.


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