We are gathering stories from those who have worked at The Blanche, were guests at The Blanche or even those who have attended events at The Blanche. If a family member, who has passed away, told you stories about The Blanche we want to hear from you as well. We also want to collect copies of all your pictures and videos you may have taken at The Blanche. All of these we will sort through, digitize and upload to our website so that everyone who is interested in the project can share in the stories. Eventually, all of these will be added to a DVD which will be available for sale.
To sweeten the deal we will give each participant a signed copy of the paperback book once it has been published. So, if you or someone you know would like to schedule a date and time for interviewing, scanning your pictures and arranging to copy your videos contact us as soon as possible. Please read the GeneralReleaseForm first as you will be asked to sign it when we meet. Please use the CONTACT US form to tell us of your interest and what you have to contribute to the book.
We will be arranging times and dates to hold the interviews at the Columbia County Florida Library on either Monday or Tuesday evenings from 6 pm to 8 pm as soon as we are able. Once we have those set up we will post them on this website, on our Facebook page and run an ad in the Lake City Reporter Newspaper. If those days and times do not work for you we can make other arrangements to meet at the library on another day or time but we will need at least a couple days notice to make arrangements with the library and to have our equipment set up. We video record all interviews and will have a scanner ready to copy your pictures at each meeting.
These pages will be updated as we get the materials
Tales of the Blanche
Blanche Hotel Pictures
Turn of the Century Abandoned Hotel Blanche Published in July 2017
Brick Breaking and Renovation Start Party in February 2018