Project: Eatonville Living History Museum
Timeline: 1 week
Inspiration: Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston, my favorite book
Description: As a black person in SL, I often seek spaces that are affirming of our culture and enjoy exploring the international representation of blackness through the creativity shared here. I’ve always wanted to in some way contribute a space that felt unique to our collective experience and informative, and after my yearly read and viewing of Their Eyes Were Watching God I was inspired to create the fictional town of Eatonville in the Corsica South Coast. When I started creating, my initial idea was just a recreation of the town, but as I built, I realized that I could also create an addition to the grid that was informative and honored our collective spirit in a way that felt honest. The museum was built thoughtfully, paying homage to books that represented the black experience after emancipation, and serves as a place to learn, grow, and heal.
Check out the Lab Gab feature on Eatonville Living History Museum: