The below projects are a sampling of my work and include websites and online educational resources, tours, events, exhibits, and more.
- The Big Three Website is an online resource with information on the history of The Big Three of golf: Gary Player, Arnold Palmer, and Jack Nicklaus. The website details the history of the moniker, the relationship among the three men, their golf career records and includes image and video galleries, advertisements, and more from the archives. Website is available at www.thebigthree.com.
- The Ian Player Website in an online resource with information regarding Dr. Ian Player and his career in environmental conservation. Website content draws on the Ian Player Archives, including images, audio, and documents. Website available at www.ianplayer.com.
- Tobacco Farm Life Museum’s Candlelight Tour is a special seasonal educational program including a guided tour of the museum’s historic structures at night, family activities, and entertainment, focusing on winter and holiday farm life and traditions. I researched and wrote the tour, planned accompanying activities and entertainment, recruited volunteers, marketed and staffed the event’s first run. It has continued for 3 more years so far.
- My Masters thesis about the interpretation of women’s history in museums is available here: http://dl.uncw.edu/Etd/2015-2/bullocke/elizabethbullock.pdf
- Celebrating Honors College: 50/20 Years is a small exhibit designed in collaboration between University Archives and Honors College. The exhibit traces the path of honors from Departmental Honors to the Honors Scholars Program to the Honors College of today. The exhibit is part of the commemoration of two anniversaries of the honors program: 50 years of Departmental Honors and 20 years of the Honors Scholars Program. The exhibit showcases major milestones in the history of Honors and illuminates the wide variety of activities and opportunities the Honors College has sponsored over the years. I researched, selected objects, and wrote labels for the exhibit. I wrote a blog post about the exhibit for the Archives blog which can be read here: http://library.uncw.edu/archives_special/dub_collections/honors-college-exhibit-time-homecoming
- The Still Standing project began with visitor evaluation and culminated in an exhibit on the history and preservation of slave dwellings. I worked with a team to compile visitor data from surveys conducted at the Bellamy Mansion Museum and focus groups conducted with a variety of interest groups. The amassed data was used to write a visitor evaluation report with recommendations for important themes and topics to be addressed in the upcoming exhibit. View my report here: Still Standing Visitor Evaluation Report
- The Volga to Cape Fear project focused on Eastern European and Russian migration to the Cape Fear Region in the 20th century. The purpose of this project was to ensure that the historical resources that tell the stories of this migration to the Cape Fear Region are not lost to time. A material culture survey, an oral history project, and additional research were used in designing and fabricating a travelling exhibit. The exhibit, entitled, “Push and Pull: Russian and Eastern European Migration to the Cape Fear Region,” opened April 29th in UNCW’s Randall Library. The exhibit remained there until September 2014 at which point it traveled to the Pender County Public Library where it was on display through January 2015. The exhibit won honorable mention from the National Council for Public History for student projects. Clips from the oral histories used in the exhibit are available here: http://people.uncw.edu/stonegordont/PP_OralHistories.html.
- A presentation I gave about women’s history in museums and historic sites is available here: Add Women & Stir?
A few other small projects from my college years are available below:
- I wrote a short article about the Hudson-McDade-Merritt House for the Town of Chapel Hill’s off-campus student newsletter, The Tar Heel Citizen Times. The article was edited by Cheri Szcodronski, director of PCH. Article was originally here: http://www.ci.chapel-hill.nc.us/home/showdocument?id=18395.
- I created a mock up exhibit for Dr. Eve Duffy’s course, History 262: The Holocaust. My exhibit was on resistance during the Holocaust and centered around the testimony of one survivor. Using her memories and specific life story, I placed her experiences in the context of resistance more generally. The exhibit also brings in other primary sources, images, and artifacts that could be used to tell the story of resistance during the Holocaust. View the mock up exhibit here: Like Sheep? Hope vs. Resistance in the Ghetto (opens as a PowerPoint file).
- I curated an online exhibit about the adaptive reuse of the Horace Williams House, the headquarters of the Preservation Society of Chapel Hill, for the society’s 40th Anniversary. The exhibit can be viewed as part of the 40th Anniversary website co-developed with fellow intern Ben Stewart: http://preservation40.com/. (link no longer live)
- I wrote a primary-source research driven paper for one of UNC’s history major capstone seminar courses. The particular seminar course I took was on sex and gender in Early America. My paper is entitled “Conquest, Conversion, and Concubines” and is about the intersection between race, religion, and gender in the Spanish conquest of Mexico. You can read the paper here: bullock_conquest_conversion_concubines.