The Mohawk Valley Museum Consortium will host an afternoon of discussion about exploring history through personal experience on Monday, November 14th at Schenectady County Historical Society’s Mabee Farm Historic Site in Rotterdam Junction.
A series of speakers will share their experience in touring different regions of the state in search of a personal experience while engaging historical sites and how that experience is shared with others using digital media.
Researcher and consultant Cynthia Kurtz, the creator of Narratopia, a card game based on ancient story telling techniques and author of Working With Stories will discuss concepts on participatory narrative inquiry and how communities share experiences.
Communications professional Steve Bodnar will share his experience with creating the @ExploringBySign account on Instagram where he logs the discovery of historical signs.
Chris Clemens of Exploring Upstate will share his experience in self-publishing a website and social media outlets to inspire others to seek all varieties of adventure in New York State.
The program begins with a pre-session demonstration of Narratopia at 1 pm, with the speaker presentations and panel discussion starting at 1:30 pm in the George E. Franchere Educational Center, 1100 Main Street, Rotterdam Junction.
This program is free for Mohawk Valley Museum Consortium members and $5 for non-members. Register online, or contact David at Schoharie Crossing for more information – [email protected] or (518) 829-7516.