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Barbara Carson, Museum Leader, Passed Away

Long-time museum leader and scholar of the material culture of the Chesapeake region, Barbara G. Carson died on Friday, October 21. She suffered bravely from milofibrosis for more than twenty years and seldom complained. Her many contributions to the field included Ambitious Appetites: Dining, Behavior, and Patterns of Consumption in Federal Washington (one of best around and now hard to find), essays in the Journal of Museum Education (which continue to be reprinted), a training video for AASLH on learning from objects (a very early effort to provide training to the field using the new VHS technology), and consultation to such nationally significant sites as Gunston Hall and the Governor’s Palace in Williamsburg. She was also an active teacher and speaker, starting at Continue reading