This is the first in a series chronicling an important piece of Memphis history while it still lasts. Driving – or better yet, walking – down Front Street south of Madison in Memphis one will encounter […]
“I want StoryBoard to be a sanctuary. A respite from everything we see daily on the news and from the vitriol of FaceBook. However you feel about our new President and the current administration, you […]
(A version of this appears in the Central Gardens January Newsletter ) 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the Central Gardens Neighborhood Association. And for their 2017 newsletters they will be celebrating by exploring the history of the neighborhood and […]
What Makes Memphis, Memphis? “StoryBoard uses collaborative storytelling to continually ask the central question: What Makes Memphis, Memphis? In re-examining Memphis’ glorious and painful pasts, in putting under a microscope the decisions and planning taking […]
(in progress) Have a little Memphis-fiction up your sleeve? Contact StoryBoard Memphis to submit your short story. Stories must take place in Memphis or the Mid-South, of typical short-story length.
(in progress) The last week of November marked the first public steps in Memphis3.0, the initiative to develop Memphis’ first comprehensive city plan since 1981, and only the third in the city’s history, dating back […]
This “column” will feature monthly podcasts with those Memphis legends most Memphians have never heard of, who will share their personal Memphis history and memories.
(in progress) There are institutions and then there are faces of institutions, and the face of Memphis Heritage is June West. In fact, one almost cannot speak of one without the other.
“Madison is one of the last, walkable streets of its kind that we have left.” That’s what June West of Memphis Heritage told me when I started this endeavor to document Madison’s history. Iconic Memphis author […]
All over the country, and the world, people have unique and personal connections to their cities, their neighborhoods. Their connections are often surface-level. Maybe it’s the restaurants, the nightlife. Maybe it’s the weather, the sunsets, […]