On any given day, you may find me interacting with a PhD candidate visiting Kentucky on a research trip, planning a public event, serving as an “expert” for local media, developing teaching tools, or helping a local history organization to collect, preserve, and promote their materials. I have over five years of editorial experience, six years of service in a public history institution (including my time as a graduate assistant), and more than a decade of community service work. Below, are a few examples of what I love most about my ever-evolving role in public history.
I am also pleased to work with some of the state’s best scholars on the Kentucky Historical Society’s digital history project, The Civil War Governors of Kentucky Digital Documentary Edition. As part of the #CWGK team’s on-going work, I helped develop a powerful teaching tool, “The Caroline Chronicles” and to participate in the “Long Story Short” podcast series, hosted by graduate students in the University of Kentucky history department.
You can learn a bit more about the Caroline Chronicles teaching tool through this overview of the Hopkinsville History Club’s experience with the role-play game.