Here's Why Your History Museum Should Get Out the Vote

A 1916 women’s suffrage billboard. Image from the Records of the National…


Saving Hallowed Ground’s WWI Memorial Tree Program and Sharing Local History

Planting a memorial tree in Radnor, PA. On August 29, 1914, just months after…


Believing in Community Outreach: A Lesson in Shared Authority

Second Saturday Program Audience at the York County History Center My…


 Placing Family History in Context: A Personal Example & Ideas for Museums

There’s no missing Americans’ passionate interest in genealogy today. Aging…


2015 AASLH Re-Cap: Criteria for Assessing Program Ideas

At the 2015 AASLH Annual Meeting, the Educators and Interpreters Committee…


"We" vs. "Them"

I was recently reading an article from Lapham's Quarterly, "They," that…


How Clean are Your Interactives?

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


"Borrowing" Great Ideas!

Don't you love when you see an idea on social media and know it will work for…


Connecting to Educators - Back to Basics: Audience Input

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


UPDATE: The Endagered Lecture Series

In March I wrote a blog post asking whether lecture series are endangered. I…