Jackrabbit Homestead awarded California Story Fund Project Grant

29 Sep Jackrabbit Homestead awarded California Story Fund Project Grant

A California Story Fund Project Grant has been awarded for Jackrabbit Homestead, a 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.

Kim Stringfellow, acting as project director will partner with the Twentynine Palms Historical Society as project’s fiscal sponsor to host a culminating event—free to the public—at the historical society in March 2009. The public release of the Web site and self-guided audio tour will coincide with this event.

Stories from this underrepresented regional history will be told through the voices of local residents, historians, and area artists—many of which reside in reclaimed historic cabins and use the structures as inspiration for their creative work. More information for this event will be made available in the coming months at the project’s Web site at www.jackrabbithomestead.com.

CA Story Fund logoThis project is made possible, in part, by a grant from the California Council for the Humanities as part of the Council’s statewide California Stories Initiative. The Council is an independent non-profit organization and a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. For more information on the Council and the California Stories Initiative, visit at www.californiastories.org.