Shelton McMurphey Johnson House

A particular challenge for historians is bringing history to people who might not otherwise feel they have a relationship with the past. The Schwemm Foundation recently partnered with the Shelton McMurhpey Johnson House in Eugene, Oregon to create and display historical posters on utility boxes on busy street corners throughout the region. Each poster depicted an historical event or individual with a strong cultural connection to that location and provided viewers with information on how to find out more about the subject. The Schwemm Foundation supports this creative effort to connect communities with their shared past.