Revitalizing Historic House Museums
(HIST 0293A) at Tufts University, Summer Session 2018
Ken Turino, Manager of Community Engagement and Exhibitions, Historic New England.
Barbara Silberman, former director of programs in history and historic preservation, Pew Charitable Trusts and independent consultant.
Historic house museums represent the largest group of museums in the United States. This summer, explore the best of historic house museums and find out why every town has one!
This intensive course addresses the challenges facing historic house museums today. Students will learn about the history of the historic house movement, what makes an historic house sustainable and the value of research. Through case studies, they will investigate new approaches that address community interests and needs, creative ways to repurpose sites, and experimental strategies for engaging visitors.
The course includes two field trips to the Eustis Estate in Milton and the Kennedy Family Cape House located in Hyannis. The final course project asks students to determine the best and highest uses of this significant property.
Register at http://ase.tufts.edu/summer. You do not need to attend Tufts to register. Those wishing to audit the course are welcome.
First Summer Session, Mon. and Wed., 6 -9:30 PM, May 24-June 30.
For more information, contact Ken Turino, 617-240-2523 or Barb Silberman, 978-281-5801.