Intergenerational History

Link: Sharing Community Stories Web site

The Minnesota Historical Society has published a Web site, which features a powerful cluster of projects. Each project involves people of varying ages working together on history-related activities in their own community.

And each results in a final product—be it a book, a performance, an exhibition, a Web site, or an actual garden.

If this doesn’t warm your heart this holiday season, nothing will.

Pictured above and below are participants in the Transitions: University Avenue project, which involves students from Gordon Parks High School in a rolling, multi-year effort to document the before, during, and after phases of Central Corridor Light Rail construction. The students are interviewing residents, business owners, and other fixtures of the University Avenue community of St Paul. This is the kind of history-in-the-making concept that would have been invaluable had it been done when St Paul’s Rondo neighborhood went through upheaval in the 1960s with the construction of the Interstate-94 freeway.

Link: Sharing Community Stories Web site


~ by jockuly on December 2, 2010.

2 Responses to “Intergenerational History”

  1. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Heidi Raatz, jim ockuly. jim ockuly said: Talkin' 'bout multiple generations — […]

  2. […] University Avenue project (described along with other intergenerational projects elsewhere) was recently the topic of an event at Gordon Parks High School […]

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