Tuesday, September 28, 2010

First Person Museum Web Site Launches

Another of my professional projects is approaching its public debut: the First Person Museum.

As you may recall, I'm serving as the project coordinator for the museum, which is a new public engagement project by First Person Arts.

Envisioned as a "museum of the people," the First Person Museum is a collection of meaningful objects and the stories that go along with them. Our first exhibit opens on Nov. 5, 2010 at the Painted Bride Art Center.

In the meantime, the museum's web site is now live! You can share a story about a treasured object in your life, or browse the gallery of stories already contributed.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Back to the Future, Sort of

I have about one more week of working elbow-deep in Civil War-era archival materials, and then I'll be turning my attention to a more modern era: the Great Depression.

I'll be starting on a new digital history project at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP), where I've been working as a project archivist with the Digital Center for Americana. In my new role, I'll be helping to create online interpretive and educational resources about the early years of the Great Depression in Pennsylvania. I'll keep you posted!

In the meantime, you can read my recent blog post about women's views on the Civil War on Fondly, Pennsylvania, HSP's archives and conservation blog.