Reading: Interpreting LGBT History At Museums and Historic Sites

Months ago as part of a National Council on Public History annual conference workshop I received a copy of Susan Ferentinos book Interpreting LGBT History at Museums and Historic Sites.  I started reading the book months ago but somehow it managed to get lost in my to-read pile until fairly recently.  This book examines queer … Continue reading Reading: Interpreting LGBT History At Museums and Historic Sites

Archival Photo Books: A Century Of Progress

I recently received a copy of A Century of Progress: A Photographic Tour of the 1933-34 Chicago World Fair. The book is a collection of archival photographs from the Chicago Tribune collections documenting the world's fair held in Chicago from 1933-1934 to celebrate the city's anniversary. The fair was marketed as the Century of Progress Exposition and … Continue reading Archival Photo Books: A Century Of Progress

Devil in Deerskins: Anahareo and Indigenous Writing

I recently read Devil in Deerskins: My Life with Grey Owl the autobiography of Anahareo (1906-1985).  Anahareo was a Mohawk environmentalist, writer, and activist.  She is perhaps most well known for her marriage to Grey Owl, also known as Archie Belaney, the internationally acclaimed author who claimed to be of Scottish and Apache descent, but … Continue reading Devil in Deerskins: Anahareo and Indigenous Writing