Matanzas Voices is creating an historical legacy of the Matanzas River.
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I grew up romping in the mudflats and fishing up the creeks of the Matanzas River, a river that has anchored life in northeast Florida for thousands of years. Today, however, the Matanzas is changing faster than we can keep up with—from the effects of climate change to the impacts of extensive population growth.

Enter: Matanzas Voices, a multimedia oral history project documenting life along our Matanzas River, and this Patreon page!

I developed Matanzas Voices to tell the water stories of our communities, from the histories of fish camps and historic attractions, to the travails of fishermen and the discoveries of scientists working on the river. Matanzas Voices documents the unique people, places, and changing traditions to paint a vibrant portrait of a connection between people and place. My goal is to bring history to the forefront, so that we can call on the past to better understand where we're going. If you're new to the project, check out our website to learn more and see what we're about.

If you like what I'm doing and value the Matanzas River, I'd be thrilled if you became a patron of the project. Your monthly subscription helps me breath life into the history of the Matanzas River, and affords you advance access to new interviews, films, field notes, and other project content—as well as some other goodies along the way!

Many thanks for your support.

About Me:

I'm a freelance journalist and oral historian based in northeast Florida. My work focuses on the environment, history, and culture of the American South. I've told stories for NPR, Reveal, the Southern Foodways Alliance, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
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With $500 per month, I can build our archives with the voices of people who make coastal northeast Florida special, build exhibits, and host community events.
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I grew up romping in the mudflats and fishing up the creeks of the Matanzas River, a river that has anchored life in northeast Florida for thousands of years. Today, however, the Matanzas is changing faster than we can keep up with—from the effects of climate change to the impacts of extensive population growth.

Enter: Matanzas Voices, a multimedia oral history project documenting life along our Matanzas River, and this Patreon page!

I developed Matanzas Voices to tell the water stories of our communities, from the histories of fish camps and historic attractions, to the travails of fishermen and the discoveries of scientists working on the river. Matanzas Voices documents the unique people, places, and changing traditions to paint a vibrant portrait of a connection between people and place. My goal is to bring history to the forefront, so that we can call on the past to better understand where we're going. If you're new to the project, check out our website to learn more and see what we're about.

If you like what I'm doing and value the Matanzas River, I'd be thrilled if you became a patron of the project. Your monthly subscription helps me breath life into the history of the Matanzas River, and affords you advance access to new interviews, films, field notes, and other project content—as well as some other goodies along the way!

Many thanks for your support.

About Me:

I'm a freelance journalist and oral historian based in northeast Florida. My work focuses on the environment, history, and culture of the American South. I've told stories for NPR, Reveal, the Southern Foodways Alliance, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

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