For those interested in the community project, the Museum will be holding workshops on the following two days.
● Thursday, April 24, 12 pm - 2 pm
● Friday, April 25, 3 pm - 4:30 pm
All workshops will be held in the Art Classroom located between the Virgin Valley Heritage Museum and Mesquite Fine Arts Gallery.
For those interested in seeing what community members come up they with can use an online map. Simply search “Google Map If This House Could Talk, Mesquite, NV” for a self guided tour. The signs will be up from May 1 to May 8.
Info about If This House Could Talk - Wikipedia
“If This house Could Talk” is a community based history and public art project, first created and produced by residents of the Cambridgeport section of Cambridge, Massachusetts. Projects of a similar nature and with the same name take place annually in neighborhoods of Sacramento, California, and other communities in the United States.
The concept is to collect and present local history, and historical anecdotes, through a collaborative activity in which residents and businesses post hand written signs and graphics in front of their homes and businesses telling stories and offering information from the recent or not-so-recent past. The descriptive signs are on open display for passers-by to read and learn from as they walk along the streets. Exhibition of the signs may be an ongoing activity or an annual temporary event.
To find out more about the original project, visit cambridgehistory.org/ifthishouse
For more information about this event and the Museum, find us on Facebook at MesquiteNVMuseum or stop by the Museum at 35 W. Mesquite Blvd. The Museum is open Tu-Sa 10 am to 4 pm.