3E: Reveal Stories
Indy has many stories. Some, like that of Madam CJ Walker and our state’s commitment to freedom and sacrifice are relatively well known and celebrated. Many more are known to only some locals, while others have been lost to history. Develop a program to identify diverse, unique, or important stories of Indy’s past and present and through programmatic storytelling create experiences or opportunities for expression. Such expressions could be as simple as a historical marker or one-time performance or as complex as an interpretative center with community programming. Research into these stories should focus on capturing stories of older residents before they are lost, and should include both traditional archival research as well as community-derived research.