How can you assign a price to a docent program?

“Sorry Dorothy… but here’s your pink slip. You’ve been useful for the last 38…


Together We Can Listen – Incorporating Evaluation Pt. 2

Building the capacity for evaluation at a historic house museum can be a…


Together We Can Listen – Incorporating Evaluation Pt. 1

There is no better way to ensure a historic house museum’s longevity and…


Beyond Comment Cards

During the past year or so, I assisted the Bullock Texas State History Museum…


Then Now Wow Observation

Working on a team of evaluators to observe a child as he or she explores an…


Big Questions

I work in the education department of a state history museum. This means that…


Connecting to Educators - Back to Basics: Audience Input

Recently I was asked to lead a webinar on connecting with educators for Ohio…


Simple Collaboration

Recently I was reminded of how scary and inspiring collaboration can be; and of…


No Buttons? No Problem. Helping Families Interact with Non-Interactive Exhibits

My son T not only enjoys museum visits; he already knows how to find the best…


Children Who Visit Museums Have Higher Achievement in Reading, Math, and Science

The headline seems so logical to those of us in the history field. "Well, duh!"…