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  • If This House could Talk Special Community Activity for Mesquite Days
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    Published - 04/15/14 - 11:56 AM | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend | print
    The old firehouse still stands next to the museum. The first firetruck was an old army vehicle donated to Mesquite from Nellis Airforce Base. Virgin Valley Heritage Museum Photo
    The old firehouse still stands next to the museum. The first firetruck was an old army vehicle donated to Mesquite from Nellis Airforce Base. Virgin Valley Heritage Museum Photo
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    (MESQUITE, Nev.) - During the Mesquite Days celebrations, the Virgin Valley Historical Society and Virgin Valley Heritage Museum invite the Community to participate in a new event—If This House Could Talk. This project is an opportunity for people to share a little bit about their history with the community. Stories are put on signs then placed in a publicly accessible spot on the property in which participants reside.

    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.

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