What We Do
- January. Thanks to everyone who stopped by the booth at the SHA
- January Lynchburg's Old City Cemetery (www.gravegarden.org)
graves database goes live, allowing access to thousands of historical
grave records records.
- November. The Tipi module for Project Archaeology is completed,
for more information. A new module based on a slave cabin is now in
- October. Arizona State University has asked us to create some pages to
showcase The Center for Bioarchaeological Research. These should
be available in the beginning of 2007
- October. Thanks to everyone who stopped by the booth in Chattanooga
for the SEMC conference.
- July. Stories Past is pleased to announce a new project for Thomas
Jefferson's Poplar Forest www.poplarforest.org
. We will be creating a landscape module presenting information with
multiple viewpoints and periods.
- July. Stories Past is pleased to announce a new project with
Lynchburg's Old City Cemetery www.gravegarden.org
We will create web module giving access to the thousands of records
recording graves in this historical cemetery.
- April. Further modules in the 'Shelter' series for Project Archaeology
are in the pipeline. the next to go on-line later this summer is based
around a Tipi.
- March 26-28. Virginia Association of Museums Conference. Please stop by and see our product demonstration on Monticello's Plantation database: From Microsoft Access to a context-rich interactive web site.
- March 23-26 2006. Mid-Altantic Archaeology Conference. Mark Freeman of Stories Past is presenting a paper, "Still Learning from John White: an exploration of a new web-based interactive module."
- March 2006. Monticello's Plantation database is complete and will be available soon at the Monticello web site.
- December 2005. Mark Freeman of Stories Past presented at the Jamestown
Conference. The paper, based around the work done recently on the
Jamestown in the Atlantic module was titled "Maintaining
Context: A new model for presenting archaeological data on-line."
- November 2005. Stories Past is pleased to announce it will be working with Monticello and the Thomas Jefferson Foundation to create a web-based interface for the Plantation Demographic Database. [more].
- October 2005. Work continues of the Jamestown archaeological site which will serve both as an educational tool and as a gateway to resources. This module may not be immediately available to the public so please contact Stories Past for further information.
- August 2005. The module for the Virginia Department of Historic
Resources is now available. Go to http://www.dhr.virginia.gov/arch_DHR/archaeo_teach.htm
and follow the link for Enter the Indian World of White's paintings.
- June 2005. An exploration of the Reynolds Homestead is now available. Follow the link for Interactive Civil War House Tour!!.
Explore the house in 1860 and find the objects that tell the story of this remarkable family.
- May 2005. Busy month! We are working on a new contract for the Virginia Department of Historic Resources.
The module will be based on the paintings of John White. His 1585 images are a rich source for understanding
Native American life at this time. The module will also make use of archeological findings.
- May 2005. Stories Past is delighted to be helping the new New London museum in Virginia with it's
web site. Check back as the site develops!
- May 2005. Mark Freeman of Stories Past will be working with the APVA to develop a contextual interface to multiple 17th century
Chesapeake archaeological site.
The project, is being run by the Virginia Center for Digital History and the APVA-Jamestown and will initially focus on two sites within the
- April 2005. Just back from a successful trip to Salt lake City for the
Society for American Archaeology conference. To all the great
people we met and talked to, thanks for stopping by and stay in
- The Earthlodge module for Project Archaeology is up and running on
their site, but it is password protected. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information and a demonstration.
- We are pleased to announce we will be working with the Ohef Sholom
Temple Archives to create an educational module exploring some of the
photographs from the archive collection.
- At the Virginia Association of Museums conference 2005 we will be
exhibiting as well participating in a session "From Inspiration
to Internet" based around two modules created for Historic
Jamestown (see 2003). Contact us for
a full conference schedule.
- Stories Past is proud to announce that we have reached a co-operative
agreement with Fournotes.com
FourNotes will be handling all our future music and audio needs. You can
see our first small co-operative venture by clicking
- January 2005 we exhibited at the Society of Historical
Archaeology conference in York, England. Mark Freeman of Stories Past
give a paper: "Keeping context: issues in presenting complex digital archaeological information on the web."
Many thanks to the organizers of a fun conference!
- October July 2004 we exhibited
at the SEMC annual conference in Winston-Salem,
North Carolina. Thanks to everyone who stopped by!
- August 2004: Stories Past is pleased to announce that it will be working with the Reynolds Homestead in Critz, Virginia. We will be creating several Flash modules to show-case the fascinating boyhood home of one of America’s foremost industrialists.
- April 2004. Mark Freeman of Stories Past will be attending the
Museums and the Web conference in Arlington, Washington DC
- March 2004. Stories Past exhibits at the Virginia Association of
Museums Conference [more info].
March 2004. Stories Past will pilot an interactive on-line module based around
a Pawnee Earthlodge with “Project
Archaeology” an educational program designed by the Bureau of Land
February 2004. Stories Past is pleased to announce that Mark Freeman will be
working with APVA-Jamestown on a new and exciting project “Jamestown in the Atlantic” which will integrate
primary and secondary sources with archaeological and architectural
January 2004. Stories Past exhibits at the Society for Historical
Archaeology conference in St. Louis
- January 2004. New website for the Society for Historical Archaeology
goes on-line www.sha.org
- January 2002. After the successful completion of the pilot program,
'Upstairs in the Past goes live.