Monthly Archives: February 2016

Revising History

The “R” word… revisionist history. There, I’ve said it.   While I do believe that there are people who clearly do revise history to serve their own needs – we cannot overlook the fact that as new things are learned – … Continue reading

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Romanticizing the Past?

Last week I blogged about my ALHFAM plow match experience and how it allowed me to experience an “artifact” in a new and thought-provoking way. I believe these experiences help museum professionals interpret the past. The knowledge we gain when … Continue reading

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Why Every Curator Should Enter a Plowing Match

The plowing match is one of my favorite events at ALHFAM annual meetings/conferences. I wrote the following after a particularly rewarding experience: This summer at the ALHFAM annual meeting I plowed. Granted it was only two furrows in the horse-drawn … Continue reading

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