Category Archives: Workshop Information

Share Your Stories on Yard Signs

Celebrate your stories! Share a story in a paragraph, an image, or fun facts on the sign posted in your front yard for the neighborhood tour.  “House signs can include narrative text, hand-drawn illustrations or images. The sign is a … Continue reading

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What was Happening When Your House was New?

What was going on in your town, state, the nation or the world when your house was new? (or within five years) You may have already researched the “serious” facts about your house through “serious” research. Now it’s time for … Continue reading

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The Role of Kitchens: Where we eat, chat and share

As the Heart of the Home, kitchens have served as tea rooms and restaurants, a place for family and guests to warm up from the heat of the cook stove, and now as extended family rooms. Were food and conversation … Continue reading

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House Detective: Discovering the History of Your House

“I found out my house had structures that are no longer there. The owners had horses and carriages because our home was near the site of a former racetrack. I found a bit in my backyard that was a specific … Continue reading

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Your Neighborhood Style

The easiest way to identify your neighborhood’s style is to become a careful observer.    Are your streets narrow, lined with trees, with small, starter homes and small or no yards? Or large homes with lots of yard? When neighbors walk down … Continue reading

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Capturing Neighborhood Character in Photos

Advances in digital photography have made it possible for almost anyone to take photos with ease. Even skilled professionals follow a set of guidelines when shooting photos. When hosting a photography workshop you can help neighbors capture not only a … Continue reading

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More – Stories are Moments That Happen Everyday

More ideas for creating stories from your home and neighborhood. Ask participants  to begin with a place (such as the kitchen) and build a story around it using narrative and representative materials. Can you recreate the scene in your mind? … Continue reading

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Stories are Moments that Happen Everyday

Everyday a new story comes to life in your house, on your street and in your neighborhood. Stories can be two lines. They can be 200 words…or longer. The best part of telling your own story is that you get … Continue reading

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Share Stories at Neighborhood Workshops

Sampling of Sacramento If This House Could Talk Neighborhood Workshops Open House Launch. Invite neighbors and friends for an afternoon of story sharing, conversation, and preview sample signs, house histories, photos and mementos. Five Blocks Square. Map your neighborhood in … Continue reading

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Five Blocks Square-Neighborhood Mapping

Do you know what is within five blocks of your house or apartment? Did you know that five blocks is the distance most people will walk instead of drive to visit the grocery store, café or homes in their neighborhood? … Continue reading

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