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#work #museum #tours #public 

Today was an interesting day. Did a few tours for people visiting the house and the second one was a bit more laid back. So a few times I asked "how much a cynical historian do you want me to be?" Got a laugh out of them each time. I love it when I can joke a bit with the people who come to do a tour of the house. They get the same info, but it's more fun if I can be slightly more...human when I'm talking😜

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A lesson from Gandalf: Even the most experienced, skilled people doing work they love can face challenges that make them cry. neurodojo.blogspot.com/2018/12

#work #museum #tours #public 

Today was an interesting day. Did a few tours for people visiting the house and the second one was a bit more laid back. So a few times I asked "how much a cynical historian do you want me to be?" Got a laugh out of them each time. I love it when I can joke a bit with the people who come to do a tour of the house. They get the same info, but it's more fun if I can be slightly more...human when I'm talking😜

#work #research #weird searches #worklife 

I look up the weirdest ass things while trying to track k down a date for an item. In this case it's a pillow with a God awful fox hunt print on it that I think comes from the mid 1900s. Not sure. It's weird and not gilded age. That's about all I can say

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The only Harry Potter I want to see is:

The Fashion Crimes of Grindelwald

Which is like a drag / fashion show, but it's magic and an extremely flaming Dumbledore dishes all the gossip we ever wanted to know

#public #children #kids #questions #morals 

Kids always asks the toughest questions on tours. I was asked if our guy was nice, and had about 10 seconds or less to answer the question because of time. I told him that we didnt have the personal info about that and I stick to what can be backed up by facts. But it got me thinking because "being nice" has changed a lit in the last several centuries and what was nice in the past isn't nice now. It's going on my tough question list.

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@bgcarlisle thanks! This seems like an interesting place so far

@Creditor thanks! Fort Smith has a lot of history for something that's not technically a city. Without museums, and other institutions, we don't have a connection to who we are or where we've been. It's an always changing challenge that I was lucky to find.

@Creditor we talk about how the (extremely wealthy) family of William Clayton, the attorney for the federal court at Fort Smith lived during the Gilded Age.
I try to tone down the differences between now and then and emphasize most people didnt live like how the Clayton's did.
If I'm not stopped I can talk about my projects and research for hours :)

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Hi, I'm Sarah, I'm an emerging professional currently working as the in a small house museum in my hometown.
Along with I enjoy various , , and crafts. One of my favorite things to do at work is show people how , , , and the like are all intertwined and help others make connections with the past.

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