Professional Service: NCPH 2018 Election

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I'm excited to share some news that I've been sitting on since October - I'm one of the nominees for this year's National Council on Public History (NCPH) Board of Directors election.  I'm honored to be nominated alongside such a great slate of candidates. This year's election is now open to current NCPH members. NCPH … Continue reading Professional Service: NCPH 2018 Election

Indy Behind the Scenes: Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art Walking Tour

One of my favourite parts of every NCPH conference is the range of walking tours, museum visits, and behind the scenes tours to local heritage sites that are setup as part of the conference.  This year I participated in a tour of the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art. This session included a … Continue reading Indy Behind the Scenes: Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art Walking Tour

Where to Find Me At NCPH

Next week I'll be heading to Indianapolis for this year's National Council on Public History conference. The agenda is filled with great sounding panels, roundtables, and workshops.  I'm really looking forward to connecting with other public history professionals and digging into some public history. I haven't selected which panels I'll be attending during the conference … Continue reading Where to Find Me At NCPH

Professional Organizations and Finding Your Niche

One of my service gigs currently involves sitting on the membership committee of the National Council of Public History (NCPH).  If you've followed my blog for awhile you probably know that this is one of my favourite professional organizations and that their annual meeting is something I really look forward to.  I've served on the … Continue reading Professional Organizations and Finding Your Niche

National Council on Public History: Milwaukee Bound

Milwaukee Art MuseumI recently found out that I'm going to be able to attend at this year's National Council on Public History (NCPH) conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  I've been thinking (read: dreaming/wishing) about this conference for months now, so I'm a tad bit on the excited side that I'm going to be able to attend.This … Continue reading National Council on Public History: Milwaukee Bound

Chief Vann House: Conflicted Interpretation and Restoration

Tiya Miles article, "Showplace of the Cherokee Nation: Race and the Making of a Southern House Museum", that recently appeared in The Public Historian, volume 33, issue 4, presents an intriguing examination of the role racial perceptions can play in heritage interpretations. Miles' work focuses on the Chief Vann House State Historic Site in Georgia.  … Continue reading Chief Vann House: Conflicted Interpretation and Restoration