This piece, from Linton Weeks in the “NPR History Department,” is less an article with a point and more of a compendium of crowd-sourced examples of people engaging in old-timey stuff. Some of it regards living history museums, but other examples are of volunteer and social groups engaged in crafting and other artisanal pursuits? How can these organizations (say, your local hipster stitch ‘n bitch club) that have a crafting sensibility but not a historical educational mission, be tapped to contribute to your site or museum?
There are changes at the NCPH website. The Public History Commons and the History@Work blog are decoupling. You should be paying attention to both of these resources. Cathy Stanton explains.