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MUSEUM OF SILENCED HISTORIES | MSH

Museum unbound sharing stories to voice the silenced

 

VISION STATEMENT

Rebuilding relationships with the land

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The visions for the Museum of Silenced Histories (MSH) project germinated in 2020 embodies CC4ES' mission in two platforms for its outcomes of transformative justice and equity: a living museum in both digital and physical forms accompanied by a community-convening space; and a community collective regenerative garden to showcase such gardens established by the communities of the silenced -- diasporic community gardens along the interstate highway 95 corridor. 


The MSH offers a space for minority, underrepresented, and marginalized members of society to share their stories and have their voices heard, perhaps, for the first time. It is a place that such members can identify with, and a place of healing and reconciliation. 


Its accompanying community-convening space is to include spaces for in-person meetings and events; a reading room and library housing history and knowledge recorded orally, visually, and in writings by the members of these communities as well as books and digital resources focusing on issues they face; a street-facing gallery (matched by an online version) celebrating the rich and diverse creativity of these communities;  a quiet space for personal or group reflection and meditation; and a green space that features Garden of Regeneration as a site of healing, hope, and nurturance within parameters designed by nature.

 

MISSION

Re-anchoring our relationships with the land to heal and for regenerative sustainability

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To honor the essential relationship between humans and Earth by collecting, celebrating and sharing stories of this bond as lived through those whose histories have previously been silenced

To use an interweaving of  visual, oral and written stories, alongside the ongoing tending and cultivation of Earth's sacred land, to present the diversity, richness, and collective wisdom and strength that underlies and shapes the Rhode Island identity

To reconnect communities with the land, and to re-establish relationships and dialogue necessary for achieving environmental and social justice.

 

INSPIRATIONS FOR MSH

Story Tapestries from around the world

 
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Gathering at the Market

story cloth, contemporary

Artist: Marina Juracan (Mayan Guatemalan)

 

Upcoming Events

  • Story Tapestry 101
    Sat, Sep 25
    Exeter
    Sep 25, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT
    Exeter, 390A Summit Rd, Exeter, RI 02822, USA
    Engaging in a group project is a wonderful way to share stories. Story tapestry project convenes community members to share their stories and connect. This event is an introductory to how story tapestry works.
 

CONTACT US

P.O. Box 27007
Providence, RI, 02907

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