Monday, October 12, 2009

Bayview History Preservation Project - update

Linda Brooks-Burton
Managing Library, Bayview Branch Library
Bayview History Preservation Project Co-Founder

Bayview's Historical Footprints is an ongoing exhibit at the Bayview Branch Library which has been its home for over two years.

During three consecutive exhibit phases, the Bayview Branch Library and the Bayview History Preservation Project have showcased community history with an emphasis on people, places and events in the Bayview spanning six decades.

Now, with the closure of the Bayview Branch Library imminent, we are in the process of finding a temporary home for some of the exhibit panels, and turning our focus to the 30-plus oral histories that have been conducted. On the drawing board are ideas for a theatre piece and partnerships with other groups doing similar history work.

The Bayview History Preservation Project is also assisting the architects of the new Bayview Branch Library building with the art panels that will adorn the exterior of the new building.

The Bayview History Project is a member of the Bayview Footprints Network, a network of formal and informal community groups who work together to tell a positive Bayview Hunters Point story.

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