Stories

The North Columbia Schoolhouse Cultural Center and the art of storytelling have been intertwined since its start in the early 1980s. In addition to the three core projects below, we host many other events with story at the heart. Winter tales, history nights, story slams and other story-based programming are a consistent part of our programming calendar:

The Sierra Storytelling Festival is our anchor event of the year. We bring in world-class tellers to our one-of-a-kind outdoor amphitheater for a weekend of true stories and tall tales for all ages. Click to learn more…

During 2012, we collected stories from 21 individuals with connections to the fabric and history of the San Juan Ridge. Entitled “A Landscape Full of Stories,” the collection was exhibited with portraits of the subjects and excerpts from the interviews. Click to learn more…

The Ridge Tapestry Project is an ongoing project to document the unique cultural history of the San Juan Ridge through a series of embroidered vignettes. A core group of local women along with volunteers have created the tapestries during work sessions at the Schoolhouse. Click to learn more