We’re an evolving project of discovery.

Our ideas, our music, our web pages, all in motion.

We’re history lovers, mostly storytellers.

We’re telling a new story resting on the bones of a lot of very old ones.

Like Ellen’s Puritan ancestors who arrived in the Colonies in 1635 on the ship the Planter, we’re embarking on an odyssey. Like her Russian Jewish grandparents who came through Ellis Island in the late nineteenth century we’re setting sail for parts unknown.

We all come from a fascinating jumble of people. Each life is a map that leads us to the world in which we live today. We’re avid map lovers. It’s a passion. With this project we’re creating a way back in time. Our aim is to discover, to find a deeper understanding of our world and our country right now.