“With the help of the community, The LAVA Center is launching a digital collection of essays, stories, poems, artwork, photography and short videos, all aimed at creatively documenting the history of Greenfield.
“ECHO Greenfield (Exploring and Creating Histories Ourselves), which is made possible in part by a $5,000 Mass Humanities grant, aims to engage the community in learning how to research local history and how to creatively record their own stories.
“‘We were particularly interested in the histories that we’re not already all familiar with,’ said Jan Maher, a retired educator and member of the project team. ‘Especially the people whose stories are lost because when they were here — in the past or now — they didn’t think of themselves as having historical import, or the people around them did not consider them important.'”