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Peale-ing Back American History: the Life of Charles Willson Peale and his Cabinet of Curiosities
April 29, 2016 · 1 Comment

In the first fan girl crush blog about Charles Willson Peale, I talked about how Peale created the first American Museum. Today, I’m talking about the rest of his life. Part of the reason I admire Peale so much is that his attitude about life seemed to be, “I can figure that out.” If he […]

The (Real) First Thanksgiving: the Wampanoag Perspective
November 25, 2015 · Be The First To Comment

Most of us know the story. Seeking a place to establish a Puritan church, the Pilgrims arrive on the Mayflower at Plymouth Rock in 1620 and have a hard winter, so the Indians teach them how to grow their own food over the next year. The following harvest, they hold a huge feast to honor […]

I Sold My Soul to Science
October 17, 2008 · 2 Comments

I have been associated with the Museum in some form or fashion for over 10 years. Not only do I work for the Museum, I live with and am married to the Museum as well.  During this time I generally get asked three questions.  The first question is always, “What is it like to be married to […]



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