Emily Yoffe of Slate recently spend some time at the Claude Moore Colonial Farm, in costume, experiencing the life of an eighteenth century resident. Her article, “A Colonial Dame,” paints a picture for readers of what many of you have already experienced – the day-to-day tasks associated with running a colonial farm, with no machinery or technology to assist us.This is a great idea that many sites around the nation can replicate. Invite your local reporters to spend a day at your museum. Put them in costume and teach them how to cook over a fire, sew, garden… After their experience, they can write a human interest story that can educate readers about times gone by, while promoting your museum at the same time!
Read Emily’s article here: http://www.slate.com/id/2206449/pagenum/all/