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PY-234429-16

Montgomery County Museum and Lewis Miller Art Center (Christiansburg, VA 24073-3537)
Samantha Parish (Project Director: 06/24/2015 to present)

The People, Places, and Things of Montgomery County, Virginia

Exploring the intersections between material culture, family and community forms the basis of “The People, Places, and Things of Montgomery County, Virginia,” a cultural heritage project focusing on preserving local history. The utilization of objects in this project to spur memories will allow public opportunities of camaraderie and reflection, resulting in successful educational and collaborative community efforts. These free events will aid in adding valuable information to our historical knowledge base by examining historical and communal connections from within family heirlooms, photos and documents. An introductory lecture followed by two, day long events of digital documentation of personal objects will conclude with a session facilitated by a public historian providing commentary on selected items brought in by the public. Participants will be given a free digital copy of their object, and the opportunity to include those items on a public website dedicated to the project.

Project fields:
Cultural History; Public History; U.S. Regional Studies

Program:
Common Heritage

Division:
Preservation and Access

Total amounts:
$10,213 (approved)
$9,953 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2016 – 8/30/2016