My 5 Favorite Props to Use in Programs

One thing that every interpreter has to do to be effective is to get and keep…


National History Day: Leadership and Legacy in History

In June, I had the opportunity to work with National History Day staff at the…


How Clean are Your Interactives?

As a museum educator, I was horrified when I saw the media headlines alleging…


Using Games to Teach History: The Oregon Trail Case Study

At the AASLH Annual Meeting in St. Paul this past September, I had the good…


What happened to the Junior Membership program?

I was recently pouring through old minutes from the Detroit Historical Society…


Fingerprints and Votives

I just read a brilliant post by “Museum Anarchist” Frank Vagnone on his blog,…


When Now Becomes Then

Last year, a local historical society asked me to narrate a video they planned…


Playing Games with History

I was checking out the Educators and Interpreters Committee page on AASLH’s…


Easy Things the Tenement Museum Does So Right

I really love the Lower East Side Tenement Museum. You certainly can’t deny the…


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…