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House of Memories App from the Minnesota Historical Society
The Minnesota Historical Society has partnered with National Museums Liverpool to create a U.S. version of the innovative “House of Memories” dementia awareness program.
Part of this program includes the app, My House of Memories: US. This app is free and allows users to explore objects from the past and share memories together. It can be used by anyone, but has been designed for, and with, people living with dementia and their caregivers. Find the app in your app store or download at https://www.mnhs.org/houseofmemories
The app has pictures of objects from across the decades, which are brought to life with sound, music and descriptions, and provide an easy-to-use way to help people living with dementia explore things that resonate with them.
You can browse the objects, which include everyday things such as a Tinkertoy set, a concert ticket, and a pair of Converse All Stars and you can save your favorite objects to a digital memory tree, box, or timeline.
The app has a “My Memories” feature, which enables users to upload their own photos to share precious personal memories with the people they care for living with dementia.
The Metropolitan Library Service Agency, or MELSA, launched a pilot program, smARTpass, that allows Twin Cities library users to receive free and discounted tickets to select museums and theaters in the area.
The same way you enlarge your world through attending programs and classes at your library and checking out a wide range of resources, you are now invited to broaden your cultural experiences beyond the library’s walls through smARTpass, an arts access website offering free and discount admissions to a variety of Twin Cities cultural destinations.
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Fridays from 10:15 to 11:30 a.m. at the Library
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