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Tomorrow Is Museum Day!

For those of you not aware, tomorrow is 22 September 2018.  In addition to being my first day of funemployment (the state of voluntarily quitting one’s job and living without any income, thus cycling said funemployed individual into an existential crisis where fabricated words like “funemployed” make life seem a bit more manageable), 138 more words


Rare Round-Eared Cap: Smiths 6608

Of the 100+ caps I’ve seen, only two are true “round-eared” caps.  They are both from the Smithsonian collection, and from the same collection, the… 843 more words

18th C Artifacts


Hace dos día tuve el gran placer de recibir por correo, por fin, un libro que ha de llenar uno de los grandes huecos intelectuales de mi vida: la astronomía. 297 more words


Federalizing Historians in the Era of the New Deal: Preservation and Public Service

          Denise Meringolo’s Museums, Monuments, and National Parks: Toward a New Genealogy of Public History interrogates the temporal origin of public history and its nature. Meringolo argues that the conceptualization of protecting natural landscapes and artifacts as a vital public service emerged in the United States between the end of the Civil War and the 1930s (xxix). 194 more words

Public History


La rentrée.

Les vacances sont donc bien terminées. Mais comme j’en ai bien profité, j’ai plein de choses à vous raconter.

Cette année, fidèles à notre coup de cœur d’il y a maintenant 5 ans, nous sommes retournés aux Etats-Unis, east coast cette fois-ci. 836 more words


DC, Christmas, and Other Upsetting Things


A word to the wise:

A visit to Washington D.C. anytime in the month of August is a very bad idea.

Sometimes, the creative mind must wander to unknown realms to escape one’s own stink. 629 more words