Public History

My main goal as a historian is to connect the public with the history all around them. Following the images of my work (below) is a list of public history projects I have been a part of in recent years.

Public history work and contracts:

  • Advisor, Hidden UMaine, tour of lost campus history
  • Co-PI, Maine Remembers the Coronavirus initiative
  • Grant writer, Wabanaki Research Portal, Orono, ME
  • Consulting historian, PBS series,  “10 That Made America
  • Oral Historian, Happy Medium Ventures, Chicago, IL
  • Consultant, Folded Map project, Loyola University Museum of Art, Chicago, IL
  • Consulting Historian, Prohibition + the WCTU, Francis Willard House, Evanston, IL
  • Tour design, “Doing Business on Devon,” Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society
  • Program Manager, EDCI and Museum of Durham History Partnership
  • Walking tour design, East Durham, Museum of Durham History
  • Curator, H is for Hayti, Museum of Durham History, Durham, NC
    •  In Fall 2017, H is for Hayti moved permanently to Hayti Heritage Center
  • Curator, I is for Innovation, Museum of Durham History, Durham, NC
  • Oral history, Story Squad/Audio Under the Stars, Museum of Durham History
  • Curator, Mapping the Mill Village, Kessell History Center, Loray Mill, Gastonia, NC
  • Digital Curator, The Mill Village in 1920, Digital Loray
  • Community Archive building, Loray Digital Archive
  • Walking tour design, Loray Mill Village, Digital Loray
  • Community outreach and events, Kessell History Center, Loray Mill, Gastonia, NC
  • Grant Writer, “Digitizing the May Weber Anthropological Collection” Chicago, IL
  • Lead historian, National Register of Historic Places re-application for the South Shore Country Club in Chicago, IL (pending)
  • Various speaking engagements related to race riots and lynchings. Click for video
  • Volunteer, Certified Gravestone Preservation

CV available upon request