Wednesday, November 17, 2010

This map is on fire! Google Map of Bonfire Night Interviews

It is no secret I love Google's My Maps feature. I think it is a great little free tool that can allow community museums, archives and historical societies to share their information in fun, easy-to-comprehend ways. You can check out my Fun With Google Maps! Website Examples for some samples from groups that have done this.

The Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador just finished up its second annual folklife festival, with this year's theme being the Festival on Fire.  As part of the festival, we've been doing a number of interviews on the topic of Bonfire Night (November 5th).

I've taken what we've archived so far on Memorial's Digital Archive Initiative (DAI), and I've created a simple Google Map: Bonfire Night in Newfoundland and Labrador Map. Check it out!

Click the fire icons on the map, and you'll open a window with either a picture, or a link to an audio interview on the DAI.

I'm always looking for more Bonfire Night memories. If you have a story to share, let me know!

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