Books on Museums and Public History

The following books are ones I have read and books that are on my reading list. These books can also be found on Amazon! If you have any questions, please contact me here.

  1. An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
  2. Nathan Hale: The Life and Death of America’s First Spy by M. William Phelps
  3. The Return of George Washington: Uniting the States, 1783-1789 by Edward J. Larson
  4. Recruiting and Managing Volunteers in Museums: A Handbook for Volunteer Management by Kristy Van Hoven and Loni Wellman
  5. Creating the Visitor-Centered Museum by Peter Samis and Mimi Michaelson
  6. Founding Rivals: Madison vs. Monroe, The Bills of Rights and the Election that Saved a Nation by Chris DeRose
  7. Food in the United States, 1820s-1890 by Susan Williams
  8. Founders as Fathers: The Private Lives and Politics of the American Revolutionaries by Lorri Glover
  9. Make: Start Making! A Guide to Engaging Young People in Maker Activities by Danielle Martin and Alisha Panjwani
  10. Anarchist’s Guide to Historic House Museums by Franklin D. Vagnone and Deborah E. Ryan
  11. Interpretive Planning for Museums: Integrating Visitor Perspectives in Decision Making by Marcella Wells, Barbara Butler, and Judith Koke
  12. The Museum Educator’s Manual: Educators Share Successful Techniques, Second Edition, by Anna Johnson, Kimberly A. Huber, Nancy Cutler, Melissa Bingmann, Tim Grove
  13. Creativity in Museum Practices by Linda Norris and Rainey Tisdale
  14. Engaging Young Children in Museums by Sharon E. Shaffer
  15. Recruiting and Managing Volunteers in Museums by Kristy Van Hoven and Loni Wellman
  16. Museum Administration 2.0 by Hugh H. Genoways and Lynne M. Ireland
  17. Cultural Resource Laws & Practice by Thomas F. King
  18. Programming for People with Special Needs: A Guide for Museums and Historic Sites by Katie Stringer