An Airstream trailer is pulling into Baltimore next month, and this one has a recording studio inside. StoryCorps is set to park its road show in The City That Reads for a monthlong stay.
It’s set to arrive at MICA’s Cohen Plaza on May 19, and there it will remain until June 17.
The oral history project documents conversations between two people, where one person tells the other about their life and how they wanted to be remembered. There’s a facilitator onhand to guide the sessions, which last about 40 minutes.
As part of the stop, some of the recordings will be aired on WYPR. Even after the trailer rolls out, many of the recording are archived at the Library of Congress.
It’s open to anyone who wants to invite someone with a story to tell to the Airstream. Reservations will be available at 10am at the StoryCorps website, or by calling StoryCorps’ 24-hour toll-free reservation line at 1-800-850-4406. Additional appointments will be available on May 20 at 10am.