This past week I was voted on the board of the Winnebago County Historical and Archaeological Society, and I am really excited to get involved with our local historical organization. The society is headquartered in the old Morgan house in Oshkosh, WI. The organization prides itself on restoring and maintaining the Morgan residence for tours, but… Continue reading My New Position with the Winnebago County Historical & Archaeological Society
I created an Allis-Chalmers History Museum a few months back and have been making some progress on it. Right now it is just webpage powered by Omeka.net I am hoping that it can be a major source of information for Allis-Chalmers enthusiasts. Instead of it just being solely about tractors or other products, I am… Continue reading Museum Progress
I guess if I never get that dream job making a job is always an option! There are just too many cool topics that could be made into a whole museum, so how would I choose?! Starting a museum or How to start a museum in 10 steps
Found this short blurb a very interesting read. New technology is proving useful for the history field. My wife got me hooked on it a few years ago, and now I try to post on a regular basis ( I would like to make them more frequent). I will be perfectly honest, I miss school.… Continue reading What Blogging, Twitter, and Texting Do for the Historian’s Craft
At one point or another we have all said, " I wish I could go back in time." If only it was as easy as jumping into a DeLorean, setting a date of destination, and speeding to 88 mph and zipped into the past. Say for a minute that time travel was possible. The decade I… Continue reading To Live in a Bygone Era
Scanning through old newspapers can be a great source of local AC history. I found these local dealership ads in our area newspapers. Check your local library for newspaper microfilms. You can also access some newspapers on Google Newspaper Archive or Newspaper Archive. Addition sources may be available through local historical societies, universities, and libraries.
I recently graduated from UW-Oshkosh with a degree in history, but landing a career in history right out of undergrad school is not easy. I am looking at pursuing a master's degree in public history in the near future. UW-Milwaukee has a public history program that I am very interested in, and that is the… Continue reading The Allis-Chalmers History Museum