Thursday, September 3, 2009

Technology, Web 2.0 and Historic Sites: Strategies for Engagement

Last week, Visitor Services & Marketing Coordinator Kara Edie presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association for State and Local History on how historic sites of all sizes are utilizing new technology to spread their mission to larger audiences. The presentation, "Technology, Web 2.0 and Historic Sites: Strategies for Engagement", was chaired by Craig Tuminaro, Director of Museum Interpretation for Drayton Hall in Charleston S.C., and also featured Erin Mast, Curator and Site Administrator for President Lincoln's Cottage in Washington D.C.

All three presenters shared their experiences with new initiatives such as weblogs, social networking and interactive media, which led to an immensely informative discussion with audience members about what new technologies are working (and what aren't) in their own respective sites. Click here to listen to a podcast of this session, and find notes from the discussion here.

Many thanks to Craig Tuminaro and the folks at AASLH for giving us the chance to participate!

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