Know Your District History – District 8
5125 Convict Hill Rd.
All ages welcome
In 2014, the City of Austin dramatically changed how it governed, returning to a system where elected officials represented citizens from a single district. This process created 10 districts citywide that, though new, had some distinct historical characteristics and stories. The Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, invites you to come learn more about the history of your district at Know Your District History – District 8 at Oak Hill Branch Library on Saturday, August 10. This open house style event lasts 12pm – 4pm and is free and open to the public.
Share your story! The centerpiece for the Know Your District History event is a Pop Up Museum – a community driven display of items you feel tell the story of your district. Everyone’s story is important, and community members are encouraged to bring an object to share in the pop up. Those who bring something to display will be able to write a brief story about the object and display it during the event for others to view. Sharing our stories will help us learn more about each other and what makes our spaces special. The community exhibit will be supplemented by a few items from the Austin History Center relating to the district as well as some resources to help those who wish to dig deeper into the history of their district.
Other activities for the day include:
• An oral history booth for community members to record short, Story Corps style oral histories about their experiences
• Children’s activities and games
• Historic Photograph Cabinet Card activity
• Brief presentations about the council district and its history
For more information, contact the AHC at: 512-974-7480 or email: email@example.com
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512-974-9900 | 5125 Convict Hill Rd.
Free and open to the public | Gratis y abierto al público