Pass It Down, a company with an award-winning story-telling platform, is partnering with Engine On and the Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Historical Society to revolutionize how museums archive and share local and national history.
After centuries of museums choosing which stories to tell, it is time for people to add their own history. On October 7 [th] , 2018, the Pass It Down platform will play an integral role in a new, interactive museum. This technology will provide Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Historical Society with the necessary tools to take an innovative step in the process of recording their community’s collective history.
I want to begin this, first, by thanking Chris for inviting me to post on this blog. My name is Ruth DyckFehderau, and I teach English Lit and Creative Writing at University of Alberta in Canada for a few months of each year, and the rest of the time I travel and write.
Recently, I completed a storybook project for an indigenous group in Canada: The Sweet Bloods of Eeyou Istchee: Stories of Diabetes and the James Bay Cree. Like many indigenous groups around the world, the James Bay Cree of Northern Quebec have been coping with a diabetes epidemic.
Pass It Down was featured in a First Things First article today, How You Can Pass Down Your Family History. This article discusses how Pass It DOwn was founded by Chris Cummings and the story that comes with the company’s conception.
By asking a simple question, Cummings discovered an important piece of family history. This sent Cummings, who actually has a law degree, down a path that ultimately led him to launch greetingStory. He had already created Pass it Down, a digital storytelling platform. He shared his latest idea with genealogy experts about reinventing the greeting card to help families preserve treasured memories the old-fashioned way.