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CBCA Presenter Series: Cottagers' Stories: Personal Memories of Crystal Lake

  • 12 Jul 2021
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Grow Benzie, 5885 Frankfort Highway (M-115)

Please join us for this two-part program on life stories. We’ll start with an introduction to The Life Story Interview (LSI), the preferred method for research in “narrative identity,” or the stories people tell about themselves in an effort to understand who they are. Following the LSI, we will hear about our new CBCA project: Cottagers' Stories: Personal Memories of Crystal Lake based on the StoryCorps formatUsing the StoryCorps Connect platform ( all cottagers will be invited over the next few months to contribute one or more interviews incorporating their memories of Crystal Lake. Light refreshments will be served. RSVP by July 8th @ For more info, email Sarah Simmons @

*Gina is a narrative and developmental psychologist on the faculty of the School of Education and Social Policy at Northwestern University.

Located on the south shore of beautiful Crystal Lake near Frankfort, Michigan, the Crystal Beach Cottagers Association (CBCA) continues the sense of community and fellowship originally established by the Crystal Beach Christian Assembly in 1916.  The Association is made up of 72 privately owned cottages which, in many cases, have  been in the same family for two or three generations.  This website is designed to communicate current information to the CBCA community.  

Questions? Email:

William Morro, Chairman:

Leslie Hamp, Communications:

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