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Local Projects

Historypin is a great tool to use in local groups and is being used all over the world to run events and projects with families, community groups and libraries, archives and museums.

Why use Historypin in local projects?

  • Run natural and meaningful inter-generational sessions and events
  • Help your group share their personal history and memories and feel valued
  • Get families and local residents more involved with your organisation
  • Build positive links between your organisation and the local community groups, schools, libraries, archives and museums
  • Improve the communication, social and inter-personal skills of your group
  • Turn your group into local archivists

How can I use it?

There are three main ways to use History Pin, by Exploring it or by Adding to it or Curating stuff on it.

Have a look at our How to Guides for more help

How are other local projects using it?

In lots of varied and interesting ways! From a schools inviting local residents to share their history to a project that involved mapping the history of an entire town.

Have a look at our Local Projects Case Studies for some ideas

What are the best things to look at?

We’ve picked out some of the most interesting photos, Tours and Collections that will be relevant and interesting to explore in your local group.

Have a look at our Topics to Explore for some ideas

What activity ideas and resources do you have?

We’ve gathered together some tried and tested resources that will make running sessions and events easier.

See our Activites and Downloadables for Local Projects