American Pickers and place-making...

I've blogged before about American Pickers, a show on Dave that is one of my guilty pleasures. The show's main character, Mike Wolfe is concerned about the history of places, and often donates finds to local museums to return them to the place where they originated.

Mike Wolfe has now added his name to a campaign to rediscover PLACES.

There is a range of resources available for the project, some of which would be really good in the classroom. The project is called THIS PLACE MATTERS, and you can download a range of logos and other things related to rediscovering place. I like the idea of having a picture of yourself at a place that matters to you. I will be doing this in a number of locations to get ready for disseminating the idea.

Everyone has places that are important to them. Places they care about. Places that matter. This Place Matters is a national campaign that encourages people to celebrate the places that are meaningful to them and to their communities.
This campaign isn’t just about photography. It’s about telling the stories of the places we can’t live without. Through This Place Matters, we hope to encourage and inspire an ongoing dialogue about the importance of place and preservation in all of our lives.
We are certainly going to be making use of these pins around the school, and for a range of projects…. I can't wait to get some of these laminated, and handed out to students for their use….