Historic Saranac Lake has announced the addition of Kayt Gochenaur to its staff in the position of Oral History Coordinator.
Gochenaur is expected to plan and oversee the expansion of Historic Saranac Lake’s oral history project as well as manage the Cure Porch on Wheels project.
Born and raised in Saranac Lake, Gochenaur is a recent graduate of St. John’s College, where she received a Bachelors of Liberal Arts with a focus on Classical Studies and the History of Mathematics and Science. At St. John’s College, Gochenaur wrote a senior thesis on John Milton’s Paradise Lost. She also interned at the Maryland General Assembly, and worked for several local businesses.
As Oral History Coordinator, Gochenaur is expected to conduct interviews, foster collaborative projects with other organizations, manage the oral history archives at HSL, and develop new ways to share the collected histories through temporary exhibits and online sharing.
Gochenaur will also lead the Cure Porch on Wheels project, which hosts community-building programs in partnership with local government and other arts and culture organizations, by serving as an oral history booth, mobile museum space, art gallery, music stage, and more.
Anyone interested in the Oral History Project or the Cure Porch on Wheels is encouraged to contact Kayt Gochenaur at firstname.lastname@example.org, or stop by the Saranac Laboratory Museum, which is open Tuesday-Friday, from 10 am to 4 pm.
Founded in 1980, Historic Saranac Lake is a not-for-profit architectural preservation organization that captures and presents local history from their center at the Saranac Laboratory Museum. For more information, visit their website.
Photo of Kayt Gochenaur provided.