Approaching Evaluation

My go-to book on evaluation By Tobi Voigt, Detroit Historical Society If I have…


“… or a building full of old stuff” – Part IV

The school tours are the biggest yearly program for the museum. The museum…


Outreach Profile: National History Day

As schools grapple with limited field trip budgets, museums are looking for new…


The Dreaded Guided Tour. . .

When I arrived at the Detroit Historical Society in October 2010, I learned…


Reaching the Underserved: Adopt-a-Class

I know I don’t need to launch into a long explanation about hard times and the…


Accidents Will Happen…

A young girl on a field trip runs into a pole at full speed!  She is so…


Does Flying by the Seat of Your Pants Really Work?

I've just joined the board of a small cultural organization that is, to put it…


Smell: A Catalyst for Conversation

Good, bad, and ugly, all of us have strong memories tied to smell (sadly, the…


Exactly What You Bargained For: Contracting Presenters

So, you’ve planned the perfect program, found an enthusiastic audience and now…