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Woodlawn finds new way to sustain itself through farm-to-table movement

In this month’s (May/June 2011) Preservation magazine is an article about how Woodlawn, the former estate of George Washington’s granddaughter Nellie Custis – and a favorite of mine – has implemented a new innovative farming program based on the estate’s roots as a farm. The article explains, “Restauranteur Michael

Reflections on AAM

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So I didn’t do a great job of blogging from AAM…mostly because I was suffering from information overload and increasingly mounting exhaustion as the weekend wore on! Now that I have been home for a few days, I have had time to reflect on everything I learned.

AAM online

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Couldn’t make it to Philadelphia for AAM? Follow it online! AAM blog: AAM on Twitter: #aam09

Extreme Museum Makeovers

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So here I am in Philadelphia for my first American Association of Museums conference (AAM). Got a little lost on my way here, so I missed the first afternoon session, but I made it to the second: Extreme Makover 101: Rebranding Museums. This session featured a great panel who

Keep your eye on your mission

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I found this December post on Darrin Dickey’s Brandingfire blog sad but unfortunately indicative of what is happening to a lot of historic museums: two museums in Baltimore (my hometown) and one near Richmond closed their doors last fall. The reason: they couldn’t afford to stay open due to

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