Local Lessons in Letting Go.

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Benjamin P. Filene, Associate Professor and Director of Public History (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: Near twenty years ago, I arrived in Appleton, bright-eyed, to be curator at the Outagamie County Historical Society. Brimming with excitement about my first day at my first real museum job, I stepped into...chaos. The museum had been without a curator for a little while and in the interim, the staff had had an idea that, in retrospect, looks years ahead of its time: make the community the curators! There would be an exhibit about holiday celebrations in the Fox Valley and different ethnic groups would each take charge of showcasing their own traditions.

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Language: English
Date: 2012
museums, history, museum outreach, local history

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