PROJECT SUMMARY: More than a crowd-sourcing project, the goal of the History Harvest is to create a series of opportunities to collect and share historical documents, family records and memories, and first person narratives from communities across southside Virginia (Pittsylvania County, Danville City, Henry County, Patrick County, and Halifax County) and northern North Carolina (Caswell County, Rockingham County, Guilford County, and Person County). This work democratizes local history by supporting people of all backgrounds to collect and narrative their past.
PROJECT GOALS: Mink’ED supports the History Harvest project and History United in the following ways:
- By providing proof of concept examples of ways to structure, implement, and assess a successful local history project
- By facilitating online training for regional school systems to create and host a History Harvest initiative with middle and secondary school students
- By evaluating community proposals for a History Harvest Mini-Grant to be launced in 2015
- By contributing to Danville History Harvest event scheduled for May 2
FUNDING & SUPPORT: Funding was made possible by the Danville Regional Foundation and History United.