For this exhibition, only the second to be held in The Carrack’s new location in east Durham, North Carolina, we invited neighborhood residents, or anyone with a connection to the area’s history, to bring objects that have some story to tell about how the area has changed over time. We use a portable 3D scanner to create a virtual museum display of visitors’ objects, so we don’t keep any physical materials, just collect their digital image and the stories associated with them.
We were interested in any object related to the Golden Belt, Franklin Village or Edgemont neighborhoods, no matter how unimportant the object may seem. Our hope is to create a sort of people’s history of this specific place. Any object, heirloom, or tool, anything that people have touched or used while creating a life here, is a key to the particular history of this time and place.