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Bringing a Museum into the 21st century: Daviess County Museum in process

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De-accessioning is a stuffy-sounding, curator-talk word, but it plays a vital part in bringing museums up to date. It means analyzing old exhibits that have stood on shelves or stayed in environments which weren’t climate controlled for years and removing
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The Daviess County Museum: A Template for a Revitalized and Active Indiana History Center

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On May 10 I had the pleasure of visiting Washington, Indiana, to speak at the Daviess County Museum. I had been asked to help the local community open a new exhibit: the newly found Civil War letters of one of
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Adding to perceptions about Civil War heritage. . . a speaking tour brings insights

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For many years I have been privileged to be a speaker at Indiana meetings: library gatherings, books clubs, I HS events, Civil War organizations like the Sons of Union Veterans and Round tables in southern Indiana, Anderson, Indianapolis—and even White
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Happy Birthday, Doris Day! From your former and loving secretary

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Ever since I was a young teenager, April 3rd had a very special meaning for me.  Why, you ask?  It just happens to be the birthday of my childhood and lifetime idol.  On April 3rd legendary actress, DORIS DAY, will
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