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…


Online History Resources: A World of Ideas!

As someone who has been a museum professional for the better part of 15 years,…


Exhibitions of Student Art

I bet all of us can remember having some art work or writing piece we did as a…