Empty Spaces: Interpreting without Furnishings at Gunston Hall

It was a balmy and hot day in July. Fear and anxiety were in the air as the…


Why I LOVE Gunston Hall

When I was a young boy growing up in suburban Philadelphia, two of the things I…


MY Historic House

I don't know anything about this house. Okay, that’s not entirely true. I know…


Reflections on the Small Museums Committee: A Conversation with Cinnamon Catlin-Legutko

We’re looking back in time – March 31, 2004, to be exact – to when the Small…


Oh, Those Pesky Primary Sources!

One of the conundrums staff faces at the Molly Brown House Museum in Denver,…


Growing History: Children and Gardens

Cooking and eating meals can be a deeply personal experience.  Families and…


Where are All the School Groups Part 2 -- Teachers

As mentioned in the last installment of this View from the Porch, teachers are…


Where are the School Groups?

As the Curator/Director of a historic house in a small town, I hear the…


Returning a Lady to Glory

The Peacock House in Atlanta's Buckhead neighborhood sat for decades moldering…


Reflections on the Small Museums Committee: A Conversation with Carol Harsh

We’re looking back in time – March 31, 2004, to be exact – to when the Small…