“Homestead is where the art is.”

November 21, 2008

Grant awarded for homestead art/historical project

Filed under: Art, Events, History — magicgroove @ 9:39 am

Photographer Kim Stringfellow, who gave a presentation on her upcoming book, Jackrabbit Homestead, at the Homestead Cabin Festival opener last February, has received a grant from California Council of the Humanities as part of their California Stories Initiative.

JACKRABBIT HOMESTEAD is a forthcoming book and Web-based multimedia presentation featuring a downloadable car audio tour exploring the cultural legacy of the Small Tract Act in Southern California’s Morongo Basin region near Joshua Tree National Park. Stories from this underrepresented regional history will be told through the voices of local residents, historians, and area artists–many of whom reside in reclaimed historic cabins and use the structures as inspiration for their creative work.

The Web site will also feature a community-created geo-tagged map of the area’s cabins using the Google Maps API. The Web site is scheduled to launch in March 2009 at a public event hosted by the project’s sponsoring organization–the Twentynine Palms Historical Society Museum.

Kim’s book of photos and text, Jackrabbit Homestead: Tracing the Small Tract Act in the Southern California Landscape, 1938-2008, is scheduled for publication in fall 2009 by the Center for American Places.

Learn more on Kim’s nifty Jackrabbit Homestead Website.

1 Comment »

  1. Thanks for this post on Kim Stringfellow and the California Council for the Humanities, a program that I know.

    Comment by Kevin Wong — January 1, 2009 @ 12:57 am

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