We have a lot of updates and BIG NEWS to share very soon, but in the meantime, we are thrilled to let you know that the truck has just kicked off its work in the neighborhood of NORTH PHILLY from 9th and Dauphin St. to 15th and Susquehanna Ave. with a team of awesome partners.
This July, Erin will be leading public history workshops at the Tree House Books History Makers summer camp. She will train young critical thinkers (ages 6-15) to consider what questions we should ask about the neighborhood and then connect these kids to local residents to conduct an oral history interview. At the same time, campers will complete collage workshops with locally-based collagist and poet Theodore A. Harris. By the end of July, campers will create an original collage completely inspired by the findings in their oral history work. All of this creative product will be featured in the truck’s 2015 exhibition on NORTH PHILLY.
This Fall, the truck will be hosting Storytelling Block Parties with its North Philly partners to perform more oral histories, host object storycircles, map memories, and more! Stay tuned.
In the meantime, we are thrilled to share that the History Truck is nominated for a Philly Geek Award! We are so humbled and grateful. See you August 16th!