The Madison Living History Project is a place to share stories and images related to Madison’s history. These are snapshots of Madison neighborhoods, places, people, and events conveyed through conversations with and stories from community members.

The goals of this project are to:

  1. Create an accessible digital platform where community members can share family and neighborhood history
  2. Help to digitally preserve individuals’ and neighborhoods’ historical artifacts
  3. Educate community members about preserving their own historical artifacts

Featured Story

Stories from a Distance

Learn more about how to contribute to Stories from a Distance or explore the collection.

Community Spotlight

The Blackivists' Five Tips for Organizers, Protestors, and Anyone Documenting Movements

(via Sixty Inches From Center)

More Stories From Our Community

Elevating Black voices in Madison, focusing on stories about COVID-19 and the intertwined protests in response to police brutality and systemic racism:

This list is not exhaustive, please help us add to it by emailing community@madisonpubliclibrary.org with links or voices we should be sharing.