JACKRABBIT HOMESTEAD Website & Audio Tour is launched!

06 Mar JACKRABBIT HOMESTEAD Website & Audio Tour is launched!

JACKRABBIT HOMESTEAD is 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. 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.

To experience the project, please visit www.jackrabbithomestead.com. A listening party event hosted by the project’s sponsoring organization, the 29 Palms Historical Society will be held on Saturday, March 28th, 2009 from 1 to 3 PM at the historical society museum. Please visit the project website for more info, related events, and directions to the museum.

Funding for this 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 www.californiastories.org.