“Yes, Vincent, There is a House Museum That Works”[1]

            I recently read Vincent L. Michaels’ article “The Problem of the House Museum.”[2] Michaels identifies the problem as the concept of the house museum itself. He argues that the house museum "model" never worked. His argument is a sharp turn away from previous assessments of house museums, like Ruth … Continue reading “Yes, Vincent, There is a House Museum That Works”[1]

Sexy Founding Fathers: Why Does This Fabric Exist and Why Did I Buy It?

Happy Presidents' Day! Over the summer while I was working at George Washington Birthplace National Monument (GEWA) my co-worker and I stumbled upon this fabric at the Joann's in Fredericksburg, and proceeded to make pillows, sexy, historical pillows. I, in all my wisdom, bought far too much fabric, which means my computer chair (see below) and … Continue reading Sexy Founding Fathers: Why Does This Fabric Exist and Why Did I Buy It?