The Story Line Website:
We created a website for The Story Line Project. The Story Line was a regional, community-based art and history project created and displayed in conjunction with the international premiere of Rockland, an opera commissioned by Pine Mountain Music Festival in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Through the project, the community was invited to participate by exploring their own family history, and the history of the Keweenaw through ancestral stories, old photo albums and letters, library resources like newspaper clippings and historical records. The Story Line consisted of cotton panels, each of which were imprinted, using a photo-transfer process, with the story and photograph of an ancestor who overcame challenges and improved their lives and impacted future generations. The website contains information about the project, a gallery of the panels, and lesson plans to help teachers incorporate the project within classrooms.