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Gallery Night Providence: Launch of Digital Neighborhood Profiles by Providence Teens

Thursday, September 18, 2014

6:30 PM-8:00 PM

Cost: Free

John Brown House Museum
52 Power Street
Providence, RI 02906
(401) 331-8575 x145
programs@rihs.org

Thu, 2014-09-18 18:30 - 20:00

Gallery Night Providence: Launch of Digital Neighborhood Profiles by Providence Teens

Celebrate the launch of nine digital neighborhood profiles created by Providence teens over the summer as part of the new Teen Tech Squad at the Providence Public Library (PPL).  Working throughout the summer, nine youth from across the city came together at the Library to learn from experts about digital humanities and public history and to document local areas of interest.  They received training in the specific technologies of digital photography, videography, and audio recording -- all leading to the ultimate conceptualization and creation of their neighborhood profile as an open-source digital exhibition.  Teens chose topics such as the Castle Theatre on Chalkstone Ave., the North Burial Ground Cemetery and the Carrie Tower at Brown.

Join for the first public viewing of the teens' projects at the Rhode Island Historical Society's John Brown House Museum. Light refreshments will be served.

Teen Tech Squad learns about conducting oral histories from Prof. Anne Valk.

PPL partnered with Rhode Island Historical Society, Providence Preservation Society and the Brown University Center for Public Humanities to develop and deliver this summer workshop.  The project was made possible in part by a Library of Rhode Island grant from the R.I. Office of Library and Information Services using funds from the Institute of Museum Services.  

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