Can Women Educators Have it All?
I really enjoy the Leadership Matters blog by Joan Baldwin and Anne Ackerson. They write on a variety of topics related to leadership in the 21st
When History Doesn’t Matter
I was recently thrown for a loop when a member of my team suggested that I present at an upcoming conference with the theme “When History Doesn’t
On Epiphany, an Epiphany about Museums as Safe Places to Encounter Otherness
Happy Epiphany! As we begin the new year, I’m drawn to reflect on the long-lasting impact of “encountering otherness” on a museum visit. I
Being the Credible Source: What’s in a Citation?
During the Keynote Address at the AASLH Annual Meeting in Lousiville, Professor Sam Wineburg reminded us of the daunting task faced by teachers
Interpreters and Customer Service: The Importance of Good Service in Museums
We’ve all experienced it at one time or another: horrible customer service. For those of us in the museum world, it is especially offensive when
Trying New Ways to Reach Classrooms
Every summer we organize social studies based professional development opportunities for teachers. These events are always very well attended, and
“What I’m Looking for in a Museum Visit”: The Seasoned Museum-Goer
Sometimes, people who start out as our visitors become something more: volunteers, collaborators, contractors, the list goes on and on. In 1999, Ken
Interpretation at Catered Events
Catered events have become an increasingly important part of the business operations of many museums in recent years. In 2013, The Henry Ford began