My colleague Sara Harwell has an innovative project afoot. In 2007 DCHS was given a marvelous collection of material from First Christian Church, Frankfort, Kentucky. Included in the gift were decades worth of diaries kept by FCC minister George Darsie. In brief daily entries George recounts the ins and outs, the people and moments, the tasks and the the chores and the tasks of his life…about thirty years worth. The collection is a rich glimpse into the life of a minister across the last third of the 19th century.
Sara’s project brings the richness of this archival material to the public using Twitter. In a clever twist of space and time–think Back to the Future meets the Stone-Campbell Movement–George Darsie tweets from the 19th century. Read Sara’s blog about it here and follow George here.