Tell Us Your Story Project
Everyone loves a good industry story and the Foundation is capturing these stories, both as a formal oral history interview and as anecdotal stories.
This industry is all about relationships and our shared history of the special stories and memories that define us. Tell Us YOUR Story, whether it is touching, factual, humorous, interesting or even that quirky happening that should not go untold or undocumented. Submissions don’t have to be formal – even the briefest accounts are encouraged.
Our extensive Oral History and Book Publishing Program forever captures the historical perspective of the business and culture of the home furnishings industry in America. Published as books, these rich little gems share the memories and wisdom of our leaders in their own words and through historic photography. Each extensive oral interview is conducted over a four- to eight-hour period by a professional journalist, is transcribed and then published as a book with photography.
the heritage project
Funded by the Heritage Home Group Charitable Trust, The Heritage Project records professional interviews conducted with workers within the home furnishings industry, thereby grasping the significant roles they played, their stories and their expertise through the years. Interviews are with individuals whose efforts have helped shape their company and industry.
Timeline of History Project
Because there is no written history of the home furnishings industry in the U.S., the Foundation is compiling a comprehensive timeline of retailing, manufacturing, marketing and the supply chain through ongoing research by a trained historian. We also draw upon our proprietary oral histories and memorabilia.