Community History Guiding values

Our work is intentional, collaborative co-creation among history makers, historians, local government, and community members. Together we initiate, design, and share public history projects, programs, and exhibits. 

Guiding Values. We agree that our work is:

  • Inclusive & Collaborative. We want to learn from the community through conversation and listening. We seek to find, document, and share stories that have not been fully told. We hope to bring new generations into the conversations about our shared histories.
  • Accurate & Contextual. Resilient communities must reckon with their past in a collaborative, inclusive way. Such work allows us to enter honestly into difficult conversations about how we have arrived at our present and what we hope for our future.
  • Transparent & Ethical. We want to honestly grapple with primary source documents, existing oral histories, secondary source accounts, and memories of living history makers. We seek to clearly document all sources used while acknowledging that history is imperfect. Our work is living history: open to new information and revision.
  • Timely. When possible, we seek to honor our history makers for their actions within their lifetimes.