An image from Gilda Bruckman’s short film, “Gravestone Mysteries,” created as part of the Cambridge Public Library and CCTV’s collaborative program, Discovering Our Histories, Telling Our Stories.
By Denny Hackett / Cambridge@wickedlocal.com
Posted November 26, 2018
Printed Edition: November 29, 2016
Missing gravestones, immigration, the origins of unique family names: these are just some of the stories the people of Cambridge have to tell. On Nov. 15, after a six-week course, 10 residents showcased the intricacies of their family histories during a film screening at the Cambridge Public Library. Read the rest of the article here.
Discovering Our History, Telling Our Stories
Digital stories created by students in a collaboration with CCTV and Cambridge Public Library genealogy workshops
In late 2017, the Cambridge Public library began a collaboration with CCTV to work with students in the library’s genealogy workshops. The purpose of the program, funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the Cambridge Arts Council, was to teach those who had been studying their families’ histories the technical skills to produce digital stories about their families.
Here’s one of those stories.