Sulphur Springs Service Learning Project 2011 Part Four

During our 3rd sharing session at the Sulphur Springs Museum and Heritage Center (SSMHC), the youth shared their feelings, emotions, and thoughts about their dialogue with elders.  We wrote their ideas on chart paper. When asked why she chose to participate in this project,  Nakesha Buie, one of the youth participants shared: So that this […]

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Sulphur Springs Serving Learning Project 2011 Part Three

The following photos were brought to the sharing sessions by Mr. Willie Streeter.  Mr. Streeter is a long time resident of the Sulphur Springs community.  

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Sulphur Springs Service Learning Project 2011 Part Two

Elders brought in photos to share with youth.  The photos were scanned digitally for the museum archives.  The methodological approach used in this project was photo elicitation. The thrill found in a photograph comes from the onrush of memory.  This is obvious when it’s a picture of something we once knew.  That House we lived in.  […]

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Sulphur Springs Service Learning Project 2011 Part One

In the Spring of 2011, I collaborated with the Sulphur Springs Museum and Heritage Center (SSMHC) as part of a service learning experience for a Visual Anthropology course.   The purpose of the project was to unite community elders and teens to:  1) share artifacts including visual images that have historical meaning and value about […]

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Sulphur Springs History Podcast Summer 2010

Here is a link to a video podcast titled “Sulphur Springs History 2010” that I assisted undergraduate students Karen Castagna, Jeannese Castro, Mika Giordano and Jessica Rubano to produce as part of the Heritage Research USA Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program in the Summer of 2010.  View and download podcast at Heritage Research USF iTunes U

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Sulphur Springs – Heritage Tourism Course 2009

In the Fall of 2009, I took Dr. Jackson’s course – ANG 5937 Section 87909 Issues in Heritage Tourism.  The purpose of the course was to introduce students to the theoretical and practical issues in heritage tourism and the business of heritage resource management from an anthropological perspective.  For the group project, students worked with […]

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Sulphur Springs Summer 2009 Part 3

Spring Hill M.B. Church was organized in 1915 by Rev. H.M. Dillard and built in 1942 by Rev. C.H. Gardner.  The cornerstone was laid by St. John Lodge Number 30 in 1985.  The church just celebrated its 95th anniversary. This property, located at 704 East Humphrey Street, is currently owned by Ambassadors of Christ, Inc.  The church’s […]

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Sulphur Springs Summer 2009 Part 2

As we continued on our walking tour of Sulphur Springs, Norma pointed out the tablet for what used to be the Van Dyke Bridge over the Hillsborough River from 1891 to 1961.  The tablet is located near the Harbor Club.

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Sulphur Springs Summer 2009 Part 1

My first introduction to Sulphur Springs and Spring Hill was when I signed up to volunteer for the USF Heritage Research Lab in the Summer of 2009.   I began working with other student volunteers in Sulphur Springs and was introduced to the Sulphur Springs Museum and Heritage Center and two of its founders Norma […]

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Homestead Bayfront Beach Project NEW!

In association with Biscayne National Park, USF graduate student Iyshia Lowman, working with the Heritage Research Lab, is gathering oral histories, photographs, and artifacts associated with Homestead Bayfront Beach during the period of the 1950s and 1960s. This project is an effort to record the history of the Homestead community as it transitioned from the […]

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