History Lessons Writing Workshop

The NPHM hosted a label writing workshop on March 21st for residents that are loaning objects for our upcoming show, History Lessons: Everyday Objects from Chicago Public Housing. The exhibition features a wide variety of ordinary items that tell extraordinary stories of public housing and will feature labels that are written by those that are closest to them, the residents themselves, along with interviews conducted by Rich Cahan. 

The workshop itself, which was run by Audrey Petty, author of High Rise Stories was the first of two which led residents though how to write effective labels for their objects through historical and poetic lenses.

The second meeting was April 18th and was led by Nate Marshall at Annie Stubenfeld’s Legends classroom.

  Shaq McDonald writing a label for a metal airplane given to him by his uncle.

Shaq McDonald writing a label for a metal airplane given to him by his uncle.