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Ask a public historian: Paul Chaat Smith

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Photo credit: NMAI Photo Services, Smithsonian Institution

Paul Chaat Smith joined the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian in 2001, where he currently serves as associate curator. With Robert Warrior, he is the author of Like a Hurricane: The Indian Movement from Alcatraz to Wounded Knee (New Press, 1996), a standard text in Native Studies and American history courses. Read More

Ask a consulting historian: Patrick Cox

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At the historic Luckenbach, Texas store and dance hall with bust of Texas legend Honda Crouch. Photo credit: Patrick Cox.

Patrick Cox at the historic Luckenbach, Texas store and dance hall with bust of Texas legend Hondo Crouch. Photo credit: Patrick Cox.

Patrick Cox, Ph.D., is an award-winning, nationally recognized historian, author, and conservationist. A sixth-generation Texan who resides with his wife Brenda in Wimberley, Texas, he is president of Patrick Cox Consultants, LLC. Read More

Ask a consulting historian: Bruce G. Harvey

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Bruce G. Harvey. Photo credit: Bruce G. Harvey.

Consulting historian Bruce G. Harvey. Photo credit: Bruce G. Harvey.

Bruce G. Harvey is an independent consulting historian and documentation photographer based in Syracuse, New York. A consultant for more than twenty years, his work includes a wide range of cultural resources projects, including National Register evaluations, administrative histories, cultural resources agreement documents, and Historic American Building Survey/Historic American Engineering Record (HABS/HAER) documentation that involves historic narratives and large-format photography. Read More

Ask a consulting historian: Morgen Young

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Morgen Young. Photo credit: Courtesy of Aya Fujii.

Morgen Young. Photo credit: Courtesy of Aya Fujii.

Morgen Young is a project historian with Historical Research Associates, Inc. (HRA). She recently joined the firm’s Portland, Oregon office, after running her own consulting business for seven years. Her work focuses on exhibit development, oral history, digital history, and historic preservation. Read More

Ask a consulting historian: Lynn Kronzek

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Lynn Kronzek. Photo credit: Lynn Kronzek

Lynn Kronzek. Photo credit: Lynn Kronzek

Lynn C. Kronzek is a public historian and writer with over 30 years of executive experience directing her consulting practice, as well as successful nonprofit agencies and programs.  She is an award-winning author of two books and numerous articles and reports, and for seven years she also taught graduate courses in regional development and community relations. Read More

Ask a public historian: Jeff Sellers

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Jeff Sellers standing in front of a panel at the Goo Goo Exhibit. Photo credit: Courtesy of Jeff Sellers.

Jeff Sellers standing in front of a panel at the Goo Goo Exhibit. Photo credit: Jeff Sellers

Jeff Sellers serves as the curator of education at the Tennessee State Museum in Nashville, TN, and has been there since 2005. He is past-president of the Inter-museum Council of Nashville and currently serves on the National Council On Public History New Professional Award Committee. Read More