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Posted on: February 11, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Share Your Family Story!

SCHS Speakeasy

Share Your Family Story!

February 16: Shakopee Community Center, 1255 Fuller St S, Shakopee, MN

February 23: Chaska Library, 3 City Hall Plaza, Chaska, MN  

In partnership with the Scott County Historical Society, the local steering committee, Shakopee Community Center, and Chaska Library, End in Mind is offering an opportunity to record and keep intergenerational stories between family members in Scott and Carver Counties through the Scott County Historical Society’s Speakeasy Oral History trailer. 

These interviews should be between an older and a younger family member, including but not limited to: Grandparent and grandchild; parent and child; aunt/uncle and niece/nephew.

Each interview will last approximately 15 minutes. Following the interview, a copy of the audio file will be sent to the participants in addition to being stored in a repository with the Scott and Carver County Historical Societies and pieced together in a micro-podcast of stories for the region. 

Dates and Locations:

February 16, 10 AM – 4 PM: Shakopee Community Center, 1255 Fuller St S, Shakopee, MN 55379

Sign up for the Shakopee event at: or by calling 612-362-3739

February 23, 10 AM – 4 PM: Chaska Library, 3 City Hall Plaza, Chaska, MN 55318

Sign up for the Chaska event at or by calling 612-362-3739

Not sure what to talk about? Here are a few questions to discuss before-hand to help the flow of conversation. 

If you could hold onto one memory from your life forever, what would it be? 

If this were our very last conversation, what would you like to say to me? 

How has your life been different then you imagined when you were younger? 

If you could give any advice to me or my children, what would it be? 

What important things have you learned from life?

How do you imagine your death? 

Are there any funny stories from your life that you would like to tell me about? What about funny characters you’ve known? 

Are there any things you would like to have changed from your life? 

Is there anything important that you haven’t told me but want to tell me now? 

Is there anything about me that you want to know but haven’t asked? 

The Scott County Historical Society is located at 235 Fuller Street South, Shakopee, MN 55379, three blocks south of the intersection of County Road 101 and Fuller Street. All inquiries are welcome:  952-445-0378 or [email protected].   Visit us online at

End in Mind’s mission is to ignite transformative conversations in communities about intentional and purposeful living now and through the end of life. Visit us online at


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