Our vision

A world where every cultural organisation can engage and grow their community – to build understanding through stories. We collect, curate and structure stories to bring people together, one story at a time … and where it get really powerful is through the work we do to enable others.

Facts and Figures

We host 365,951 stories pinned across 27,844 projects and tours – across 2,600 cities. Built by a community of 80,000+ storytellers, archivists and citizen historians.

These numbers are growing every day as people around the world are running local Historypin activities within their communities.

How

We collect, curate and structure stories to bring people together, one story at a time…

Through our projects we bring communities together. We get people talking. About shared experiences. About their connections with each other. About the places they’ve lived, worked and played. About the history that’s alive in the buildings and spaces around them.

If you run our programme in your local café, library or museum you’ll unlock new connections and understanding. We can also help you present the stories on our interactive mapping platform historypin.org

 

Who is behind Historypin?

Historypin is a not-for-profit organisation.

Our team is spread across London, San Francisco, New Mexico, New Orleans, and Sofia – and support projects around the world.

Meet the team

 

What we do

Connect

We partner with cultural heritage institutions, civic organisations, councils and community groups to build stronger communities.

It has been great to have the energy the staff at Historypin brought to our work. The ideas that a third party brings to the table, opens avenues of thoughts and discoveries that wouldn’t have been thought about otherwise.

– Natalie Milbrodt, Queens Borough Public Library, Queens: Neighborhood Stories Project

Equip

We enable cultural sector organisations to increase their impact.

Historypin helped us mobilize social capital as a source for development.

– Consuelo Gaitán Gaitán,
Director of the National Library of Colombia, Bogotá, Colombia.

 

Measure

We provide the hard data our strategic partners need to gain and keep support for their projects.

The top priority for public library directors is demonstrating the library’s value to funders.

OCLC Survey

We provide resources and services

Communities all over the world use Historypin to bring people together around local history. Activities take place in all sorts of venues, from schools to rock festivals and libraries to local pubs.

Our team can help provide training and support materials for community engagement, technical integrations, and measurement and evaluation.

Partner with us

Speak

Our team love to share their passion for Historypin and community building. We want to tell everyone about Historypin and to share inspirational stories about how people are using it in their communities.

If you would like us to speak at an event get in touch.

Contact us

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