Peale Center for Baltimore History and Architecture, The

Log Number: MA-25-19-0173-19

The Peale Center for Baltimore History and Architecture will expand its core program, Be Here: Baltimore (BHB). The expanded program will document and deepen public understanding of the city's African American culture through personal stories that offer new perspectives on the city's places and history. Through monthly storytelling events, story-recording stations, and project workshops, the museum will expand the collection of more than 1,250 stories and share them through digital platforms. The workshops will help underserved communities and young people develop skills in digital content creation, research, writing, and public speaking. A diverse range of "citizen storytellers" will learn how to use smartphones and publicly-available computers to record and publish their stories on free and open platforms. This will help the museum to ensure that an inclusive cultural record of Baltimore will continue to be accessible as technologies evolve.