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Why IMLS Investment in Professional Development is Significant

January 23, 2020 Last week the Institute of Museums and Library Services (IMLS) made an announcement about additional funding dedicated to professional development for museum professionals. I emphasized in each blog post I wrote about professional development programs I participated in on how significant they are, especially for museum professionals. The recent news from IMLS… Continue reading Why IMLS Investment in Professional Development is Significant

100th Anniversary of the Ratification of the 19th Amendment

January 16, 2020 This past weekend I attended a fundraiser event called the Snow Ball, and this year’s theme was the 100th Anniversary of the Ratification of the 19th Amendment. According to the United States Constitution, the 19th Amendment granted women the right to vote and was ratified on August 18, 1920. The fundraiser was… Continue reading 100th Anniversary of the Ratification of the 19th Amendment

Public Historian’s Perspective: The Importance of Talking About Family History

January 9, 2020 Families are defined in multiple ways, and it is important that we learn what we can about who our families are to help us understand how we came to be. We could also find out who we want to be by learning about our past. Last month I came across an article… Continue reading Public Historian’s Perspective: The Importance of Talking About Family History

The History of Museum Educators, Part Two: Children’s Museums

December 12, 2019 Last week I wrote about my reaction to part of this edition of the Journal of Museum Education, a publication by Museum Education Roundtable. I continued to read the Journal and after I finished reading the Journal, I thought I would give my thoughts on the rest of it. As I mentioned… Continue reading The History of Museum Educators, Part Two: Children’s Museums

The History of Museum Educators: Why the Role Is Important Today

December 5, 2019 I recently received my copy of the Journal of Museum Education, a publication from Museum Education Roundtable, in the mail and I began to read this edition. This last edition for the year is about the history of museum educators. Once I heard about this edition, I decided to read it and… Continue reading The History of Museum Educators: Why the Role Is Important Today

Thanksgiving: How We Are Changing the Way We Teach Kids Why We Celebrate

November 25, 2019 Thanksgiving is a few days away, and we reflect on how we teach the next generation about its history. Children in the past began to dress up as Pilgrims and Native Americans for school pageants, make Turkeys in arts and crafts, create headbands with feathers and clothing out of shopping bags, design… Continue reading Thanksgiving: How We Are Changing the Way We Teach Kids Why We Celebrate