Home is Where You Hang Your Hat: Definitions of Hometown Identity


Everyone has a hometown, but hometown means different things to different people. Where do you consider your hometown? Is it where you spent the first 18 years? Is it where you live now?


Hometown identity is shaped by the experiences one has and the memories associated with those experiences. If and when someone leaves their hometown, they find ways to maintain this geographic identity.


These are some objects that symbolize this identity.




Claire White