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"Housing Our History: A Celebration of Place, Past & Community"...

"Housing Our History: A Celebration of Place, Past & Community"

The best community-centered museums offer inspirational experiences, are evocative teaching tools, epitomize historic preservation, and are a refuge for local knowledge like few things left in our culture. To reaffirm the importance of these, our most authentic and civic-minded museums, Bill Hosley has embarked on a campaign titled Housing History: A Search for Place, Past & Community. Drawn from an investigation of hundreds of mostly small local and regional museums this program examines the role of historic houses, community collections and historical societies in fostering sense of place, civic pride and community by showcasing extraordinary examples in New England, New York and beyond. The variety and diversity of content, storylines and presentation styles is remarkable and reminds us that the quality of biodiversity so important to the survival of life is no less important to the survival of freedom and the 1001 communities and locales that make up America. These museums preserve and present half of our nation’s cultural patrimony. Their importance and contributions are too often overlooked and under-appreciated.

To book a feature length presentation contact Bill Hosley at wnhosley@snet.net

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  • Housing Our History: A Search for Place, Past & Community By Bill Hosley, Terra Firma Northeast wnhosley@snet.net
  • Community-based historical organizations
  • Say What? View slide
  • Our stories /Our places Houses, historic sites and local historical societies View slide
  • What started with great men
  • Is now every-where and all about PLACE
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  • Mattatuck Museum Waterbury, CT Coming Home: Building Community in a Changing World
  • Drayton Hall, South Carolina – An icon brilliantly presented
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  • Small is beautiful. Hadley (MA) Farm Museum - brilliant
  • Amazing Stuff!
  • American Precision Museum, VT Who knew technology could be made so interesting?
  • Wentworth House, Ports-mouth, NH
  • Middleton Place Plantation, SC – drop-dead gorgeous
  • Multi-dimensional and presented well
  • Florence Griswold House, Lights, cameras, legends
  • Half of America’s cultural patrimony is in small museums Treasures from New Haven Museum
  • Things rare, local and remarkable you’ve never seen the likes of
  • Presentation tech evolving fast
  • Nothing beats and engaged and gifted docent or interpreter
  • Embrace Past & Place – Or Turn Our Backs?
  • Its about Reverence
  • Make It Live Do it for Love Past is Present Go Local For info or to book a feature-length presentation contact Bill Hosley at [email_address] / Please “like” and post case studies to “Housing History” a Facebook community Place is Community Content is King