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A film project that spans the generations… What happens when our young people and senior citizens pair up to share with one another and record local history?
Find out in “Stories Next Door,” an inspiring, unique documentary premiering statewide on Twin Cities Public Television Aug. 21-22.
The Minnesota Historical Society brought the generations together through a series of history projects in communities around the state, including Pine City and nearby Rush City. Details on the Society’s “Sharing Community Stories” program can be found at http://www.mnhs.org/communitystories.
“Stories Next Door” features several of those projects while celebrating the connections made between the generations and the lasting historical resources they created together.
For example, in Pine City, seniors and teens studied historic photography and photography techniques while creating a photo exhibit about their community in a project called “Snapshot in Time”. In Virginia, Minn., fifth graders worked with a food historian and seniors to create a local cookbook.
“Snapshot in Time”, the photography camp exhibit, will be shown to the general public at the NW Co. Fur Post in Pine City on Aug. 26, 2011, from 6 to 8 p.m. See the work and hear about the experiences had during the span of the project. Questions can be directed to Eileen Mack at (320) 629-6356.
“Stories Next Door” can be seen statewide via all six Minnesota public television stations. Viewers in the Greater Pine City area have six chances to see the film. They can tune into tpt MN at 8 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 21; or ot airs at 2 a.m., 8 a.m., Noon, and 2 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 22.