How do you tell the history of a place which has been home to numerous communities with diverse interests? The Restore/Restory project brings together scholars, students, artists, and residents to produce a people’s history website and site-based audio tour of the Cache Creek Nature Preserve in rural Yolo County, California. In doing so, the project brings California’s history to life in new and innovative ways and sparks conversations critical to helping communities create a more sustainable and inclusive relationship between people and place.
RestoreRestory.org debuts the end result of a timeless connection and two years worth of media production with the Cache Creek Nature Preserve that can be found online at restorerestory.org
As Co-Producer of this public history media project, I was intimately involved with the cradle to cradle process of its production under the Project Director, jesikah maria ross. I began working as a student participant and concluded as the Project Co-Producer a year and a half later throughout the thickets of interviewing, recording, editing, production, public relations/communications, website development, and special event outreach and coordination.
Please visit restorerestory.org to discover for yourself