Blog Submission: Why Learn History?

(Editor’s note: This post was submitted by a fellow reenactor, Chris Ketcherside. He is the first to submit a post, and I hope you enjoy!) — I thought about titling this missive, “Why Teach History” but I don’t think this audience needs convincing on why to teach, but everyone can use a few “how-tos” now

The Importance of Being Earnest: Entering the Museum Field, Part Two

In my last post on entering the museum field, I discussed the trends of library, archives, and museum studies education/training as diverging paths rather than integrating ones, based upon an article by J. Trant. Also, I included my own personal experiences in the greater Milwaukee area and my own struggles with choosing graduate programs to

The Importance of Being Earnest: Entering the Museum Field, Part One

Yep, it’s another two- or three-entry post, this time about entering the museum field. I’ve been doing research and gathering information about the museum field and education paths since the end of my freshman year in college. One would think it’s a simple matter of getting a master’s degree in history or museum studies and