Historical Sites, Museums, NCPH, Object Veneration, Public History, Slavery, Southern History

Museum Appreciation & Hoarding Confederate Monuments.

Museum Appreciation I’ve been following the discussion on Confederate statues all across the US this summer, like a "Dead-head" for inadvertent on-line discussions on public history ( I've seen them play "Stop trying to erase history!" like 100 times). The comments on various local and national news reports illustrate Americans' diverse understand the situation, the Civil… Continue reading Museum Appreciation & Hoarding Confederate Monuments.

Florida, Ghost Story, Ghost Tour, Ghosts, Historical Sites, Public History, Southern History, Storytelling

A Love Letter to Tampa Theater

  Nate, Frank (our dachshund), and I are leaving Tampa soon, and in preparation we are trying to do a very slow farewell tour of the places we’ll miss the most. This past weekend my sister-in-law and her family came to visit us and we all caught a tour at the Tampa Theater.[1] I’ve enjoyed… Continue reading A Love Letter to Tampa Theater

Ghost Story, Graduate Education, Historical Research, Object Veneration, Southern History

The Library of Congress & I (& also ghosts): A Torrid Love Affair

This spring break I decided to temporarily put down Virginia folktales (provided by my past love—The WPA) and give some attention to the Library of Congress’s digital newspaper collections (I am going to make this very obvious, the federal government does great things for my education, WPA, the LOC, the grants and loans I got… Continue reading The Library of Congress & I (& also ghosts): A Torrid Love Affair

Historical Sites, Public History, Southern History

Facing the Past Head-on

(Feminism AND Public History? Hey-OH!) As a woman who grew up during the 1990’s Girl Power pop-movement and is now in the process of earning a PhD, who lives unmarried with her boyfriend, and believes in universal human equality it is no surprise that I am a feminist. Being a feminist, I read feminist blogs… Continue reading Facing the Past Head-on