Cemetery Secrets

Cemeteries may seem unlikely fieldtrip destinations, yet they offer rich possibilities for engaging students in primary research.
Museum Observation Field Journal

Museum Observation Field Journal

Before visiting a museum, we ask students to inventory their assumptions about what they expect, even if the institution is a familiar one—to think about where it is, how it sits on the landscape, its relationship to the natural and built environments. This exercise...
Heritage Fellow Michael Doucet Virtual Residency

Heritage Fellow Michael Doucet Virtual Residency

When I wanted to find heroes, I went into my neighborhood. They may not wear Superman costumes, but they are real heroes. –Michael Doucet Found dancing and singing “You Ain’t Nothing But a Hound Dog” in the middle of the highway when he was a toddler, Michael...
Thanksgiving Foodways

Thanksgiving Foodways

Many people in the United States celebrate the national Thanksgiving holiday by sharing a special meal. Although there is a stereotype about turkey and dressing as the iconic meal, we all have different ideas about what foods we want on Thanksgiving Day. Turkey or...
Heritage Fellow Rosa Elena Egipciaco Virtual Residency

Heritage Fellow Rosa Elena Egipciaco Virtual Residency

National Heritage Fellow, 2003 Master Lacemaker “For me mundillo (lacemaking) is an art because, like the painter who has in his imagination what he wants to create on the canvas, so it is for us: we create, invent, and design what we want to make in lace.” –Rose...