#19forthe19th: Women at Work

Women have always worked. But the nature of that work and where it took place has changed over time. In the United States, before the late 19th century, the majority of women’s work was domestic, but as economic and social changes took place, women began working outside of the home and in more varied roles.Continue reading “#19forthe19th: Women at Work”

Women & Family Ties in Immigration: Anna, Julian, & Paranka Debaylo

For Women’s History Month I am revisiting some of my favorite research projects I’ve undertaken and focusing on women of all walks of life, not just “great” or notable women –though I love that many are highlighting the wonderful, trailblazing, inspiring women of the past this month.  Introduction Today’s post is about Anna, Julian andContinue reading “Women & Family Ties in Immigration: Anna, Julian, & Paranka Debaylo”

Conferences, Guest Blogging, and Thesis Revisions…oh my!

Over the last month or so my UNCW public history colleagues and I have been busy. Those still in coursework have been busy at work on the Still Standing project, taking the visitor evaluation data we gathered last semester and applying it to a new exhibit opening next month at the Bellamy Mansion. While they’veContinue reading “Conferences, Guest Blogging, and Thesis Revisions…oh my!”

Women’s History in Museums

In honor of Women’s History Month, I thought I would share a bit more information on my thesis. My research began as a resource evaluation for the local history museum in Wilmington. I was aiming to discover what kind of materials the museum already had in its collection that could be used to improve itsContinue reading “Women’s History in Museums”

Thesis Drafts, Archives, and Conferences – Updates

Since my last post, I’ve been busy at work on my thesis, continuing my work in University Archives, starting a new archivist job, and preparing to attend a couple of conferences in the spring. First up, my thesis. I have officially drafted a complete thesis, from introduction through conclusion. I am now officially in the revision process,Continue reading “Thesis Drafts, Archives, and Conferences – Updates”

Sleeping in Slave Quarters

A week ago I slept overnight in the Bellamy Mansion Museum’s slave quarters. Your reaction might, like others who I told before the overnight stay, range from “What?” to “Why?” to something like, “You don’t hear that everyday.” So, let me provide some context and explain why I decided to sleep overnight in a slave dwelling.Continue reading “Sleeping in Slave Quarters”

A Perfect (Public History) Week

Last week was one of those busy, exciting weeks full of public history on all fronts. Last Monday I attended a meeting at the Burgwin-Wright House, a colonial house museum in downtown Wilmington, where my Museum Administration classmates, professor and I presented the products of our work from last semester on a Friends group sortContinue reading “A Perfect (Public History) Week”

Little Bit of Everything

Another semester is coming to an end. It has been a very busy one with taking my last 2 courses, studying for comprehensive exams, researching for my thesis, and working in the University Archives. Thus, it has been months since my last update. There are several projects and events to share: AASLH in St. Paul In SeptemberContinue reading “Little Bit of Everything”

Still Standing

A new semester is well underway and that means a new project for the academic year. Still Standing is the working name of a project that will culminate in an exhibit about the history and preservation of slave dwellings and will open at the Bellamy Mansion Museum, which has recently completed the restoration of itsContinue reading “Still Standing”

Summer Multitasking

Since mid-May I have been multitasking, balancing an internship, a readings class (to start prepping for my comprehensive exams in December), and thesis research and planning. (Plus, I’ve been trying to enjoy the city of Wilmington and its cultural offerings, i.e. museums, concerts, and the beach. 🙂 ) One fact which makes this balancing muchContinue reading “Summer Multitasking”