I’m currently at the annual meeting of the American Association for State and Local History in Salt Lake City, Utah, not only enjoying the camaraderie of friends and colleagues, but also attending a board meeting, moderating two sessions, and speaking at a breakfast of historic house museum and visitor research leaders. If you are attending, I’d love to meet you so please say hello (as a reader of this blog, you have the advantage!) or stop by:
- Historic House Museums and Visitor Voices Breakfast on Friday, October 5 at 7 am, when Conny Graft and I will be discussing the perception gap between visitors and historic sites.
- Re-imaging Historic Sites: Three Roads to the Same Destination on Friday, October 5 at 10:45 am. I’ll be joined by visitor research consultant Conny Graft, preservation architect Barbara Campagna, and house museum director Gwendolen Raley.
- Meshing Mission and Community: Identifying Strategies for Engagement on Saturday, October 6 at 9:00 am. I’ll be joined by Deborah Schwartz of the Brooklyn Historical Society and Lorraine McConaghy of the Museum of History and Industry.
When I return, I’ll have lots to share so look for those posts in the coming weeks.