I served as project director for the Tobacco Farm Life Museum’s successful National Endowment for the Humanities grant project, Bringing History to Life: Creating a Living History Program at the Tobacco Farm Life Museum. I assisted with preparing the grant application, and, once awarded, I led the interpretive planning efforts by researching and writing interpretive guides to be used by the living history interpreters. I also assisted with promoting the open interpreter positions, screening applicants, and planning an orientation and training event featuring guest expert speakers on content and living history interpretation. Provided support to interpreters once program was underway, and worked to promote the program during its run. Created surveys to evaluate the program with input both from visitors and interpretive staff.
- Tobacco Farm Life Museum
- Kenly, NC
- Interpretive/Educational Program – Research, Training, Social Media Promotion, Evaluation
Photographs of living history interpreters/demonstrators, courtesy of Tobacco Farm Life Museum.