Project Update, Exhibit Work

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Last week I focused more on the exhibit layout, looking for ways to display the different exhibits and to divide up the information into sections, on different pages, so that they were not too overwhelming. The work is best illustrated by looking at the exhibits page and at the Whiskey […]

Digital Public History and Place


As technology has continued to evolve, it has allowed for public history and the approaches taken to do digital public history to change as well. Often times projects are seeking to tell the story of a particular person, event, or even location. Those projects concerned with location in particular have […]

Slavery at Monticello Mobile App

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Earlier this year I visited Monticello in order to see the exhibit, Landscape of Slavery: Mulberry Row at Monticello. This exhibit seeks to replicate the primary plantation street that was the center of work and domestic life for people at Monticello – free whites and blacks, servants, and slaves. While […]

Community Historians and Their Challenges

Scholars and local historians have the same overreaching goals: to preserve history and to present historical events and facts to the public. While they share overreaching goals, scholars tend to focus on how the historical information fits into a larger picture, for example, highlighting the role, outcome, and affects of […]

American Spirits – Proposal

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When considering historical events, one does not immediately consider the role spirits such as whiskey, bourbon, and rum played in the United States. The distillation of these alcoholic beverages were a popular past time of colonial and post-colonial Americans. This past time and the need to replenish government funding led […]

American Spirits – Personas

Name: Harper Alexander Demographic: American woman, 27 Descriptive Title: Data Engineer Quote: “You will never feel truly satisfied by work until you are satisfied by life and yourself.” A Day in a Life Narrative: Harper is a Data Engineer at Capitol One. She spends most of her time at work using her computer, and is fairly comfortable using a range of programs and the internet […]