Too Important to Fail: Historic House Museums Meet Communities’ Needs

Recorded: October 4, 2012
Duration:  75 minutes

At a crossroads and facing an uncertain future, many historic house museums are reimagining themselves in response to specific needs in their communities. This panel will examine how several historic sites from around the country are creating vibrant connections with their constituents while ensuring their own long-term sustainability in the process.

Presenters:
Kendra Dillard, Director of Exhibits, California State Parks
Kenneth C. Turino, Manager of Community Engagement and Exhibitions, Historic New England
Shannon Burke, Director of Education and Visitor Services, Harriet Beecher Stowe Center
Cindy Olsen, Administrator, Historic Sites and Museum Division, Minnesota Historical Society

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