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Preserving Our Present: Sacramento Teens Share Their Stories

August 1, 2012

Cross-posted from an article by Chris Shannon on

Sacramento Public Library Participants

It is no secret Sacramento’s north area has many stories to tell and local historians are taking note. The surprise is the age of the chroniclers. Thanks to a partnership with The GreenHouse and Sacramento Public Library, local teens are conducting video interviews capturing the local history of the Gardenland/Northgate area. “The project is ‘Preserving Our Present: Sacramento Teens Share Their Stories’,” said Lana Adlawan, the project’s coordinator from the Sacramento Public Library. “Teens have gotten an education in how to interview people, how to video people. We’ve connected them with key people in the community to attain those skills.” Adlawan said the Gardenland/Northgate neighborhood was the first in a series of be covered across Sacramento thanks to the partnership with The GreenHouse. The project is also supported, in part, by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, which is administered in California by the State Librarian. “It started off as a project that Lana initiated,” said Kacie Stratton, founder and Executive Director of The GreenHouse. “She wrote a grant to be able to do this project, and was looking for some youth in the community to do the project with. She called us up and it seemed like an interesting project so we agreed to do this collaboration with her.” Continue to original article to read the rest of the story.

Grants to State Library Administrative Agencies