Forty Blocks: The East Garfield Park Oral History Project

A project in by Chicago History Museum

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Chicago History Museum's oral history project working with Breakthrough Ministries to interview East Garfield Park residents
Backers: 61
Average Pledge Per Backer: $74

Funded: $4,517 of $3,000
Dates: Jan 28th -> Feb 27th (30 days)
Project By: Chicago History Museum
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Latest News

Kickstarting History

February 25th - via:
We made it!This week we achieved our fundraising goal. We are very grateful to everyone who has made Forty Blocks: The East Garfield Park Oral History Project Kickstarter campaign successful. With the end of the campaign on February 27, we will focus... (Read More)

Forty Blocks of History

February 17th - via:
Breakthrough's Film CrewFebruary 13 marked the first day we worked with Breakthrough's Film Crew. Together we built a timeline of images detailing East Garfield Park's history. We started way back with the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. With hands on... (Read More)

Touring Forty Blocks

February 9th - via:
Churches Played a Key RoleAs we get ready for the big launch of the project in March, we've toured different parts of the forty blocks that make up East Garfield Park. When working with Breakthrough's Film Crew, we plan to visit some of the... (Read More)

Building Forty Blocks

February 4th - via:
Project OriginsWe first had the idea for the Forty Blocks project last spring after Breakthrough's development team visited the Chicago History Museum. They happened to visit when I had just become the Museum's Director of the new Studs Terkel Center... (Read More)

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