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 to find the stories that invoke pride in their community and reveal a distinct community identity.
“I have a theory about historic places. They absorb the lives of the people who’ve lived and worked in them,” said Jamie Wyeth, in the November/December 2011 issue of Preservation. Wyeth has lived in a lighthouse cottage, used as both an art studio and residence, off the coast of Maine for the past 20 years.
The culminating event of If This House Could Talk is a public neighborhood tour featuring yard signs describing the stories. If you have a favorite story to share about your home or neighborhood, please send it to Housetalks@yahoo.com to post under the Neighborhood Stories menu tab.
See the complete schedule of events and contact information for the Sacramento If This House Could Talk project in the Schedule of Events menu.
If This House Could Talk is based on the Cambridgeport, MA project of the same name. It is supported in part by funding from the National Storytelling Network, Friends of the Ella K. McClatchy Library, The Newton Booth Neighborhood Association and Sacramento Old City Association.