A lot of my past posts lately have related to life at Fanshawe Pioneer Village, or the things I’ve learned in Digital History. But what else has been going on in my other classes?! The suspense!
Seeing as I only have three classes, I’m limited in what else I can talk about. So! I will focus on my Introduction to Public History class. Which provides, in my humble opinion, a lot more than an introduction.
For this class, we have to design and create an exhibit for Museum London (opening February 23, 2013), surrounding the theme “London Works“. In the main lobby of the museum, they have a large cabinet where they show items from their archives that don’t often meet the public eye. This is where our display will go.
We divided our 10-people program into three groups and we each took a sub-category of “work and labour”. The groups are: labourers, professionals, and domestic work.
This is just a teaser into the real lives of our group and the display we are creating, but hopefully through the MANY hyperlinks in this post, I have caught your attention (probably not- sorry about the lack of pictures, there isn’t much to document yet) and I will keep you “posted” (ha, get it?!) on the developments in this glorious historical world of public history.