MY Historic House
I don’t know anything about this house. Okay, that’s not entirely true. I know that I lived here for just under three months in 1999 during
Valentine’s Day — Bah, Humbug!
Oh the romance of a “real” Victorian valentine. Just like Christmas, Victorians understood the true meaning of Valentine’s Day before it
Together We Can Listen – Incorporating Evaluation Pt. 2
Building the capacity for evaluation at a historic house museum can be a daunting task but has long-term, positive impact on programming and
Together We Can Listen – Incorporating Evaluation Pt. 1
There is no better way to ensure a historic house museum’s longevity and vitality than to elicit input from your audiences and respond
Teens in Museums: Part 1
Editors notes: One of the craziest parts of my “curatorial” jobs is working with a unique group of high school students to teach them
Digging for History: Archaeology at Strawbery Banke
Strawbery Banke Museum, a 10-acre outdoor history museum in Portsmouth, NH, has long used archaeological data to aid in the interpretation of our
Are Guided Tours at Historic Houses Dead?
Last week, I was following a thread on the AASLH Historic House Museum List Serv with great interest. The crux of the posting was the question “Is
Historic Buildings and Landscapes as Museum Collections
With a portfolio of 27 historic sites across the country, from Philip Johnson’s Glass House in New Canaan Connecticut, to the Cooper-Molera Adobe