MuseumMinute

Evolution or Revolution?

I try not to advertise on this blog, instead filling the posts with tidbits of information gleaned from years on the job, but today I wanted to take a minute to promote an upcoming event that’s near and dear to my heart. I received a master’s degree in Historical Administration from Eastern Illinois University. The … Continue reading

Rate this:

MuseumMinute

Historical Costumes

Growing up, I was very fortunate to have a mom who A. could sew and B. always offered to sew me an amazing Halloween costume. I don’t have any childhood photos of me online (boo), but rest assured, the costumes were pretty amazing – and I still have them! My mom actually wanted to get … Continue reading

Rate this:

MuseumMinute

Extreme Inspiration

A colleague recently sent me this link, which is from a show called Incredible Basements. (Hosted by, I might add, Mike Rowe, who has made quite a name for himself by hosting Dirty Jobs.) Anyhow, the owner of this, er, basement, was inspired by the Museum of Science and Industry‘s Yesterday’s Main Street exhibit, which … Continue reading

Rate this:

MuseumMinute

Volunteers: All Ages

I was looking through my photos to get inspiration for a different post and I stumbled across this gem. I didn’t even put it through the polaroid-generator thingy, because I wanted you to be able to read it: A five-year-old’s catalog sheet Adorable, right? Now, I realize that when it comes to cataloging museum collections, … Continue reading

Rate this:

MuseumMinute

Get Your Groupon

Do you Groupon? Groupon is the next big thing happening online. As they explain it, Groupon negotiates huge discounts—usually 50-90% off—with popular businesses. We send the deals to thousands of subscribers in our free daily email, and we send the businesses a ton of new customers. That’s the Groupon magic. In addition, each deal must … Continue reading

Rate this: