When I decided to work in museums


So everyone has a story of how they got into their chosen career. Facebook recently reminded me of part of my story - 13 YEARS AGO! It reminded me of how I first decided I wanted to work in museums. It's hard to remember now, but this photo was from a class party we had … Continue reading When I decided to work in museums

Year in Review: 2019


Last year was still a year of travels, but at least I stayed in one place! I've been working at the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum in Waco, Texas, going on 2 years now. There were a lot of fun things that happened at work - making exhibits, lots of research and writing, … Continue reading Year in Review: 2019

My Chicago Adventures: Pullman and Argus Brewery


Once again, I've let life get away from me, and this blog has remained largely forgotten. Or maybe not forgotten, since I've often thought "I should write on my blog again". But, as I'm gearing up for another major adventure, I thought I would write a post to get back in the swing of things. … Continue reading My Chicago Adventures: Pullman and Argus Brewery

My Chicago Adventures: Lincoln Square/Ravenswood


I love Lincoln Square! But seriously, the neighborhood of Lincoln Square seems to have a lot going for it. As per usual, my copy of the "Open House Chicago" sites was my guide to exploring the neighborhood, and I've made repeat visits back to the DANK-Haus German American Cultural Center. The museum there is free and … Continue reading My Chicago Adventures: Lincoln Square/Ravenswood

AAM Annual Meeting in Seattle


Last weekend I took the long 4+ hour flight from Chicago to Seattle to attend the American Alliance of Museums Annual Meeting. The conference was about four days of non-stop action, from thought-provoking sessions, to special museum events, to networking receptions. Lots of coffee was involved, mostly to get through the long days, but also … Continue reading AAM Annual Meeting in Seattle

History is Everywhere


The last few weeks have been an education for me. This month I felt a sudden surge in enthusiasm and starting volunteering at TWO different museums. At the Glen Ellyn Historical Society I have been making an inventory of some items in their collection of historic quilts and textiles, and thinking of ways to improve … Continue reading History is Everywhere