Camp Verde AZ (January 15, 2021) – Camp Verde Community Library is collecting local stories about voting and democracy for Voices and Votes. Using the Be Here story app from MuseWeb participants can record a five-minute story, anecdote, or experience about life in Camp Verde and take a photo or upload one. By collecting local stories in the voices of local people, the app creates an archive of place-based stories created by the people who know the community best. People interested in participating can
- tune-in via Zoom for a virtual demonstration
- ask at the PC Helpdesk for one-on-one assistance
- checkout an iPad for in-library use of the Be Here story app in a Quiet/Study Room
- download the app to their personal iOS device and record their stories
- interact with the story collection kiosk that is part of the Voices and Votes exhibit
Camp Verdeans can add their voices to the national narrative through the Be Here story app. Visitors to the area can then use the app to tap into the community’s cultural heritage when they listen to the stories based on the geolocations on their smartphones.
Camp Verde Community Library is located at 130 Black Bridge Road just off of Montezuma Castle Highway in Camp Verde. For more information on this or any other program at the library, call (928) 554-8380.
Be Here: Main Street is a partnership between MuseWeb and the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum on Main Street program, which, along with the Arizona Humanities Council, brought the Smithsonian Voices and Votes: Democracy in America traveling exhibition to Camp Verde Community Library. MuseWeb is working with communities to record stories about culture, history, people, and the things that make each community unique.
This program is part of the Smithsonian’s Voices and Votes: Democracy in America exhibit at Camp Verde Community Library January 16 – February 27, 2021. Voices and Votes: Democracy in America has been made possible at Camp Verde Community Library by AZ Humanities Council. Voices and Votes: Democracy in America is part of Museum on Main Street, a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and State Humanities Councils nationwide. It is based on an exhibition by the National Museum of American History. Support for Museum on Main Street has been provided by the United States Congress.