Favorite Reads of 2023
Highlights of my reading year.
Local Museum Adventures
Though museums are always a centerpiece of trips, I’m generally terrible about making time to visit museums when I’m at home. There’s no good reason, other than what we all know is our biggest competition: the couch. But this summer, there were two exhibits at local museums that I wanted to make an effort to…
The “Period of Significance” Trap
How do we break through some of the traps historic houses place on themselves?
Big state, small museums
A few highlights of Alaska museums
So much inspiration!
On a recent trip to DC, I was inspired over and over again by some incredible exhibit design ideas.
A challenge to my fellow historians
When was the last time you hung out as a historian with a whole bunch of non-historians? Maybe it’s time.
My Own Personal Book Awards
A few of my favorites from this past year of reading.
An Ornamental History
When you’re a museum fan and an ornament collector, you might end up with a very full Christmas tree. . . Ornaments have long been one of my go-to souvenirs for big trips, so it’s little wonder that my tree is full of a lot of historic house museums. Several years ago, my friend and…
The Great World, Part 2 (Museum Edition)
Some museum highlights from my recent European adventure.