Get More News About Museum Communications and Podcasting for Cultural Organizations

I’ve got a lot of exciting projects in the works related to podcasting for museums, historic sites, and cultural nonprofits…including a forthcoming handbook on podcasting! To make sure you get this news first, sign up for my email list to get occasional messages about topics that you care about and opportunities to improve your institution’s…

Sharing the “New Glensheen” on Social Media: An Interview with Jane Pederson, Glensheen Mansion’s Marketing Manager

As a native of the east coast, I had never heard of Glensheen Historic Estate in Duluth, Minnesota until I stumbled on this profile from The Current: “Glensheen reinvents itself with live music, new perspectives, and kayaks.” I was intrigued by the steps this 39-room historic mansion is taking to buck the trend of declining historic…

I’m Leading an AASLH Webinar Series on Marketing and Social Media for Museums & Historic Sites

I’m excited to share that, after the success of my first webinar for AASLH, Social Media 101 for Museums and Historic Sites, I’m going to be teaching four more webinars this summer on marketing and social media. The webinars all stand alone, so you can watch all of them or choose the ones that address challenges you…

When Behind the Scenes IS the Exhibit: Lessons from History Lab at the Indiana Historical Society

As I write this, I’m enjoying an amazing conference in Indianapolis, Indiana, where I’m representing AASLH at the National Council on Public History (NCPH) Annual Meeting. Last night, I had the opportunity to attend and explore the museum of the Indiana Historical Society, where I fell deeply in love with their History Lab. The History Lab “provides a…

The Participatory Museum on Social Media

I’m finally reading Nina Simon’s 2010 The Participatory Museum, and of course it’s great. I’ve been picking up a lot of ideas on how to use social media to dialogue and engage our members at AASLH–to communicate with them instead of just communicating to them. By the time I’d read the introduction before I realized that the entire book could be…