Exploring the Archives – News and Info

As you may have heard, Wanderground has been awarded an FY24 Major Project Grant from Rhode Island Humanities for our project, Exploring the Archives: Sharing Stories/Building Connections. This project provides activities all aimed at adding depth, breadth, and character to the items in our archive. By tickling your memories, we can bring archive objects to life while saving stories and legacies that might otherwise be forgotten.

Get Involved as a Volunteer

We’d like you to tell your stories — and/or get involved in other ways.

Please complete the form to let us know your interests and skills. There are a number of activity options listed on the form.  

Someone will be in touch with you soon. If you have questions, please contact info@wanderground.org

Attend a training by Zoom…

Gathering Stories from Shared Memories –
A Workshop

Wed., June 5, 2024
6:30 – 8:30 pm

Registration Required

Do you like talking with Lesbians and hearing stories (or learning) about Lesbians’ experiences?

We are seeking volunteers to help us gather these stories and memories.

This workshop will provide suggestions and support to get you actively involved.



  • Discover ways to ask open-ended questions to get Lesbians talking
  • Learn techniques to listen and take note of what the storyteller is saying
  • Hear more about how you can be involved in this Building Connections project

**This event will be recorded.**

Facilitator: Virginia Thomas 

Virginia Thomas is the founder of the Queer StoRIes Project, an intergenerational oral history project pairing LGBTQ youth and elders in Rhode Island to share their stories. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies and Art History at Providence College. 

With Mev Miller, Instigator and Lesbrarian for Wanderground

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Exploring the Archives: Sharing Stories/Building Connections is made possible in part through funding support from Rhode Island Humanities, an independent state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. RI Humanities seeds, supports, and strengthens public history, cultural heritage, civic education, and community engagement by and for all Rhode Islanders.

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