PortagePointe extended their hospitality to the Keweenaw Time Traveler this week, inviting us to present to their residents. For those of you unfamiliar with the name, PortagePointe is part of the UP Health System-Portage and is home to 60 of our community's elders.
Our community elders have such wonderful memories, and the Time Traveler encourages the sharing of their stories. We began with a brief presentation explaining what the Time Traveler is and why we built it before breaking out into smaller groups. We make use of our Explore App on iPads so they could find where they lived, worked, and experienced those special moments.
There were some natural storytellers present (Looking at you there, Evelyn!), and a few of the residents were just as captivated as we were listening to them share their memories.
We are always interested in presenting on the project and helping community members with sharing their stories through the Explore App. If we can present to your class or group, or help you with adding your stories to the Time Traveler, please email us at Keweenaw Time Traveler.