Category Archives: About the Project

About Janice

Janice Kelley brings a diverse portfolio of career experiences  as an accomplished writer, workshop leader and manager of award-winning community education and outreach programs. She brings a complete package of services to assist individuals, members of community groups and organizations … Continue reading

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Extending the Reach of “House Talk”

We started with… We began with the simple idea of hosting a self-guided walking tour with signs in neighbor’s yards that told the story of their homes or their personal stories. We collaborated with our neighborhood library as a community … Continue reading

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Sharing our Lessons Learned

We learned a lot about what to do and what to do differently as we worked through this project with our neighbors and friends. Take a look at our nine tips to consider when planning for future community or street … Continue reading

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Every House Has a Story

If your house could talk what would it say? If This House Could Talk Community Story Project connects neighbors and neighborhoods by sharing stories. Neighbors join in a series of informative and fun workshops, and discover how easy it is … Continue reading

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Neighborhood Stories Still to Come…

The complete series of “how to” workshop information for the If This House Could Talk Community Story is now posted. Please keep watching for additional stories from  neighbors and news about activities associated with the upcoming  tour this fall.

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Celebrate National Preservation Week!

The second week of May has been reserved as National Preservation Week ever since 1971. Some areas celebrate preservation the whole month of May. Every city begins with an overarching theme and celebrates the month differently. Some have tours, open … Continue reading

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Becoming a House Detective

Researching your house includes far more than what the walls can tell you. Look for these posts to enhance your detective skills. House Detective: Discovering the Story of Your House: Age, physical characteristics and architectural style, renovations, various functions of … Continue reading

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If This House Could Talk Begins with Open House

Friends and neighbors gathered on Sunday afternoon, March 25, for the launch of If This House Could Talk at one of the homes in the Poverty Ridge neighborhood participating in the neighborhood tour.  Project leaders had samples of the Five Blocks … Continue reading

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Project History

The homes in the Sacramento neighborhoods of Poverty Ridge, Newton Booth and Alhambra Triangle are reaching 100 years old in 2012. Many residents feel an urgency to capture the voices and stories of elderly neighbors before they are gone. Younger … Continue reading

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