Please visit to learn more about a project that inspired Bemus Point Heart & Soul.

The website includes this great introduction to their project and its potential!

“PhilaPlace is an interactive Web site, created by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, that connects stories to places across time in Philadelphia’s neighborhoods. PhilaPlace connects stories shared by ordinary people of all backgrounds with historical records to create an interpretive picture of the rich history, culture, and architecture of our neighborhoods, past and present. The PhilaPlace Web site uses a multimedia format – including text, pictures, audio and video clips, and podcasts – and allows visitors to map their own stories in place and time. More than a Web site, PhilaPlace includes ongoing community programs and publications, from workshops for teachers, to trolley tours, and exhibits. PhilaPlace is an engaging, meaningful way to understand more about where we live, and will serve as an enduring record of our heritage.”

We hope by viewing this terrific site, visitors will understand the type of project we envision. We thank you for your support.

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A Great Start!

Thanks to everyone who came to our community meeting at the Larson Boating Heritage Center. We enjoyed the music from Bill & Doc, and the refreshments provided by Bemus Point Library volunteers. Bemus Point Heart & Soul is off to a great start!

We had over 45 people attend our community meeting. We have set up two “story-gathering” training workshops. Our first workshop will be on Thursday June 28th at 7:00 pm. The second  training will be held on July 8th at 2:00 pm. The trainings will take place at the Bemus Point Library. Please contact us at the library at 716.386.2274 or email if you are interested in attending one of these trainings. The trainings will educate volunteers on “story-gathering” techniques and audio recording.

We are very excited about the community participation and support. We look forward to the summer ahead!

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Community Meeting

Music provided by Doc & Bill.

Niles Dening Photography

Refreshments, information, and fun!

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