Pine City Seniors, Teens Featured In New Public TV Documentary
“Stories Next Door,” an inspiring, unique documentary is set to premiere statewide on Twin Cities Public Television Aug. 21-22. The documentary is an example of what happens when our state’s young people and senior citizens pair up to share stories and record local history.
The Minnesota Historical Society brought the generations together through a series of history projects in communities around the state. Details on the Society’s “Sharing Community Stories” program can be found at www.mnhs.org/communitystories.
“Stories Next Door” features several of those projects while celebrating the connections made between the generations and the lasting historical resources they created together.
For example, in Pine City, seniors and teens studied historic photography and photography techniques while creating a photo exhibit about their community. In Virginia, fifth graders worked with a food historian and seniors to create a local cookbook.
According to the website HometownSource.com, “Stories Next Door” can be seen statewide via all six Minnesota public television stations. The program is made possible by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the vote of Minnesotans on Nov. 4, 2008.