It’s time for updates! There are so many things to share, but the biggest news we have for you right now is that the Philadelphia Public History Truck will be at little berlin fairgrounds (between Boston and York Sts., between Emerald and Coral Sts.) on First Friday in October serving apple cider and pie while inviting community members to share stories and participate in place-based engagement activities. Basically that means sipping and eating seasonal awesomeness while telling Erin stories and making cool art with Jordan.
In other news, the truck is really excited to be building a beautiful relationship with St. Francis Inn on Kensington Ave. Erin visited there this Monday with EKNA Chair Jeff Carpineta, and she returns to the Inn on Saturday to volunteer at mealtime. Many thanks to Karen for welcoming the truck project to the Inn. It seems for the truck project, community curatorial experience includes getting involved and volunteering in the community, too.
A special team of volunteers is called to gather oral histories from the guests and staff of the St. Francis Inn during late August and early September. If you have already submitted volunteering information, you will be contacted about this opportunity, but if not, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org sharing why and how you can assist in this portion of the truck project. We need you!
Got a thought about our news? Do you think community curating involves volunteering? Why? Why not? Tell us in the comment section. We love hearing ideas.