Telling a Whole History: Methods of Interpreting Domestic Servants in Historic House Museums

Recorded: September 18, 2014

poster artRecorded as part of the 2014 AASLH Online Conference, this recording focuses on how PBS’ popular television show Downton Abbey has led to an increase in visitors’ interest in domestic service. Is your museum current with scholarship and new trends in interpretation of this phenomenon? This webinar discusses methods and strategies for revitalizing interpretation in historic house museums to include the voices of domestic servants.

Presenters include:

Ashley Rogers, Assistant Director, Denver Regional Museums, History Colorado, Denver, CO

Dr. Jennifer Pustz, Museum Historian, Historic New England, Boston, MA

William Tyre, Executive Director and Curator, Glessner House Museum, Chicago, IL

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