One Story is a grass roots, community-based program
that unites communities through sharing personal experiences. One Story partners currently include the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians, the City of Dowagiac, Dowagiac Area History Museum, Dowagiac District Library, Dowagiac Union Schools, Ferris State University Southwest Region, and Southwestern Michigan College.
In 2017, as we explored “A Sense of Place,” we discovered that our sense of place is not always based on a physical location but may occur because of the people around us and the relationships we form. With this thought in mind, the theme of 2018 is “Connecting Generations.” The events and activities for the season will provide a fun platform for people of all ages to come together to share, learn, and grow.
This year’s featured book is Tuesdays With Morrie, by Mitch Albom. The author shares the story of how reconnecting with his elderly former professor blessed him with valuable lessons about life and relationships and even helped him redefine his definition of success. Our supplementary selection is a picture book, Effie’s Image, by N.L. Sharp. Eighty-two year-old Effie Armstrong finds renewed purpose and joy in life due to the wisdom and guidance of her young neighbor.