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Young Innovators Merge History and Digital Arts


The Arts Center of the Capital Region has been hosting summer camp programming for ages 6-18 since 2001. From August 19th-23rd, a unique camp was devoted to Stories: YES with a focus on the Troy, New York waterway system. It was taught by two local videographers and attended by 8 teens who are interested in the digital arts.

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Without Boundaries: Interdisciplinary Research Ignites Youth in Upstate New York


Young people on Schoharie River Center's Environmental Study Teams spent the winter of 2019 investigating the ways that their upstate communities are connected with, and impacted by, water.

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Students Highlight Change on Maryland's Eastern Shore


Social studies students at Crisfield High School were inspired by Museum on Main Street's Water/Ways exhibition to find out how the fishing and agriculture industries have caused changes on the Chesapeake Bay on Maryland's Eastern Shore.

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Fifth Graders Reveal the Roots of Their Community in South Carolina


The history of Hopkins, South Carolina, has roots that run through the grounds of the Harriet Barber House, a place that preserves memories of family life encompassing the Reconstruction Era to present day.

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Maryland Students Produce Film About Historic Flooding in Ellicott City


Twelve students from Lansdowne High School (LHS) Televideo program know the impact of massive flooding—they’ve witnessed it twice in their region in just two years.

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Celebrating Choctaw Culture through Student Stories and Displays


Big things happen in small communities! EAST students at Poteau KTC in Oklahoma recently premiered an exhibit and stories created in collaboration with the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and LeFlore County Museum at Hotel Lowrey. As part of MoMS' Stories: YES program, students used the exhibition Key Ingredients as inspiration. They interviewed Chief Gary Batton, storyteller Joe Perry, and Dr. Ian Thompson about Choctaw culture.

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Students Collaborate with new DeKalb County History Center in Illinois


Students in DeKalb County, Illinois have teamed up with DeKalb County History Center to contribute their insights to the conversation around how the area is changing and making videos for Museum on Main Street's Stories: YES initiative. Since January, students have been conducting interviews with farmers, peers and others to explore the future of agriculture.

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South Carolina Students Kickstart Conversation Around Change


In collaboration with Dillon County Theatre Association, students in Lake View and Latta, South Carolina, have spent part of the school year exploring the region's past to gear up for the arrival of the exhibition Crossroads: Change in Rural America. Nearly 20 young people, guided by educators Liz Herlong, Anne Marie Martin, Candy Lee Small and Jan Soper, researched, interviewed and produced stories for MoMS' Stories: YES program.

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Youth Lead Toward the Future in Minnesota's Driftless Region


Since Stories: YES began, the goal has been to engage youth with their community and cultural organizations. In 2016, three young people in Lanesboro, Minnesota, created short films about local history that resonated with them Photo courtesy of Sean Kearney with Kollectiveabout the current state of

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Going the Distance for Stories in Nebraska


If you haven't been there it's hard to describe what it's like in Nebraska, where the sky looms as large as the region's massive fertile fields. Custer County, seated in the middle of the state, is 2,576 square miles or bigger than the whole of Delaware! The population that covers these vast plains is just under 11,000 people. So how do you get young people dispersed across this giant county to throw their efforts into MoMS' youth storytelling initiative Stories: YES?

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