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Wilton House Museum's annual symposium focuses on the interpretation of historic sites in ways that challenge past assumptions, tell a more honest and complex history, and meet their audiences where they are.
Now, perhaps more than ever, historic houses are entering a period of reflection, reinvention, and the need to re-think business as usual. These changes are being considered across the spectrum of a museum's essential work: how do we govern ourselves, support our operations, and share our stories?
In times of uncertainty, historic sites connect people to the past and provide spaces for thought, new perspectives, and reflection. This virtual presentation will explore the re-thinking of historic sites in ways that engage the public.
This virtual symposium will be hosted on Zoom.
Brandon Dillard, Manager of Historic Interpretation, Monticello
Amanda Keller, Curator of Historic Interiors, Colonial Williamsburg
David Milne, Curator, Dennis Severs House
Frank Vagnone, President, Twisted Preservation Cultural Consulting, and CEO, Old Salem Museums & Gardens/Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts
Brunk Auction House