Category Archives: Cultural Heritage/Sustainability

Bringing Oral Histories to Life at the National WWII Museum

By Lindsey Barnes Senior Archivist/Digital Projects Manager, National WWII Museum Many interpretative institutions today increasingly make use of narratives, storytelling, and the personal experiences of historical and everyday figures to educate their visitors. At the National WWII Museum, we use … Continue reading

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Chipping Away at It

By Leanne Jenkins Planning Director, Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe Fifteen years ago, we at the the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribal Library had no functional way to keep track of our collections, no good way to share the many objects and photographs that tell the … Continue reading

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See Civil War Uniforms in the Conservation Process in a Live Webcast

By Paige Myers Textile Conservator, North Carolina Museum of History The bloodied coat of  Lt. Col. Thomas Hart Ruffin has a storied history. A lawyer and U.S. Congressman from Franklin County, North Carolina, Ruffin commanded Company H of the 1st North Carolina … Continue reading

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Our Moving is Our Learning: The Power of Kinesthetic Learning and Programming in Children’s Museums

Ed note: This blog post is made in conjunction with September’s National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month.  By Logan Block Programs Manager, Miami Children’s Museum My father, a lifelong elementary school educator, used to say of children and learning, “Our work is our play.” … Continue reading

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