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  • We’re All in This Together

    Last week I attend AASLH’s Historic House Museum Issues and Operations workshop hosted by the Historic Charleston Foundation. Twenty-five museum

  • 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

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