The Minnesota Historical Society's "Sharing Community Stories" program brings youth and seniors together to record and celebrate local history. Participants share personal and community-based stories and work with creative partners to create lasting works inspired by those stories.
“Iraq through Young Eyes” is a cross-cultural exhibit project between Iraqi and U.S. youth that commenced in the summer of 2013 with a series of teleconference sessions between American teens (members of the Minnesota History Center’s Teen Advisory Council) and Iraqi teens who met at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad. Through conversations and activities designed to introduce basic museum and exhibit design concepts, the young cross cultural team worked together to create an exhibit about life in Iraq in 2013. The project culminated with a visit from 9 Iraqi youth as well as 4 adult staff/chaperones in December of 2013. The “Iraq through Young Eyes” exhibit opened on December 14, 2013.