Wendy Trakes is creating public history
2
patrons
$2
per creation
I love stories, especially stories that really happened. Real life is frequently stranger and more interesting than fiction. Every building, every artifact, every cobblestone has a story. I love to share the more interesting tidbits with my friends, family, co-workers, and classmates. Because of this, I have been encouraged to go out and spread my tidbits of information to total strangers as well. I have decided to do just that with a combination of blog posts, shared content, and perhaps a vlog or podcast in the near future. 

I'm also in Grad School for Public History, so I'm hoping that this project and my coursework will compliment each other well. 

Thank you for coming along for the ride. 
Tiers
Leave no trace
$1 or more per creation 1 patron
No reward necessary.

We appreciate all that you do and are glad that you appreciate us. Thank you! 
Surveyor
$1 or more per creation 1 patron
Along with our gratitude, you will have early access to our travel videos a week before the general public as well as have an opportunity to have your question answered in our monthly Q&A video. 
Curator
$3 or more per creation 0 patrons
In case early access to our videos and priority selection for Q&A isn't enough, you will also receive digital copies of select photos of each location featured in our videos. 
Archaeologist
$5 or more per creation 0 of 20 patrons
All of the previous rewards (early access, digital copies of images, etc.) PLUS a postcard will be mailed to you each month with a bit of historic trivia about the location represented on the card.
Your address will be required for this tier. 
Cards will be sent starting one month after initial sign up and will not be sent on months we don't travel.


Historian
$10 or more per creation 0 of 20 patrons
All of the previous rewards PLUS a personal thank you in the credits of each video AND a chance to vote on where you would like us to go to next. 
Archivist
$25 or more per creation 0 of 5 patrons
All of the previous rewards PLUS we will take YOU ON A STICK (a photo of you attached to a stick) on our adventures and post photos from various places as we travel. 
A photo will be sent as part of a monthly newsletter and Stick You may show up in a video or two (this reward starts the month after you sign up and get us the picture you would like on a stick).
A headshot or head and upper body photo is required. Please keep it clean.
Goals
2 of 50 patrons
When we reach 50 patrons, I will add a "Pit Stop" video each month with an overview of an Artifact of Interest.
1 of 2
I love stories, especially stories that really happened. Real life is frequently stranger and more interesting than fiction. Every building, every artifact, every cobblestone has a story. I love to share the more interesting tidbits with my friends, family, co-workers, and classmates. Because of this, I have been encouraged to go out and spread my tidbits of information to total strangers as well. I have decided to do just that with a combination of blog posts, shared content, and perhaps a vlog or podcast in the near future. 

I'm also in Grad School for Public History, so I'm hoping that this project and my coursework will compliment each other well. 

Thank you for coming along for the ride. 

Recent posts by Wendy Trakes

Tiers
Leave no trace
$1 or more per creation 1 patron
No reward necessary.

We appreciate all that you do and are glad that you appreciate us. Thank you! 
Surveyor
$1 or more per creation 1 patron
Along with our gratitude, you will have early access to our travel videos a week before the general public as well as have an opportunity to have your question answered in our monthly Q&A video. 
Curator
$3 or more per creation 0 patrons
In case early access to our videos and priority selection for Q&A isn't enough, you will also receive digital copies of select photos of each location featured in our videos. 
Archaeologist
$5 or more per creation 0 of 20 patrons
All of the previous rewards (early access, digital copies of images, etc.) PLUS a postcard will be mailed to you each month with a bit of historic trivia about the location represented on the card.
Your address will be required for this tier. 
Cards will be sent starting one month after initial sign up and will not be sent on months we don't travel.


Historian
$10 or more per creation 0 of 20 patrons
All of the previous rewards PLUS a personal thank you in the credits of each video AND a chance to vote on where you would like us to go to next. 
Archivist
$25 or more per creation 0 of 5 patrons
All of the previous rewards PLUS we will take YOU ON A STICK (a photo of you attached to a stick) on our adventures and post photos from various places as we travel. 
A photo will be sent as part of a monthly newsletter and Stick You may show up in a video or two (this reward starts the month after you sign up and get us the picture you would like on a stick).
A headshot or head and upper body photo is required. Please keep it clean.