TOOELE VALLEY MUSEUM & HISTORICAL PARK


Director of small historical museum including historical preservation of National Register Historic Site, collections care, develop educational programs, exhibit creation, outreach, administration, volunteer program, and marketing.  Hired to guide the museum from decades of decline and bring it into compliance with professional standards, build relationships with the community, and increase visitors. Museum & Historical Site … Continue reading TOOELE VALLEY MUSEUM & HISTORICAL PARK

HISTORIC PRESERVATION


Tooele City Historic Preservation Commission Review National Register Applications We have had two sites accepted on the National Register of Historic Places since I became chair of the commission. I helped facilitate this process and review applications. CLG Grants I promoted the grant program within the city and encouraged people to apply. I also helped … Continue reading HISTORIC PRESERVATION

FRUIT COCKTAIL: THE CALIFORNIA FRUIT CANNING INDUSTRY, CITIES, AND THE STATE


About the Project We are what we eat.  Behind every dish and every food product there is at least one story.  Food production reveals much about a society’s relationship to the environment, regulatory philosophies, and culture.  My research project on the industrial production of deciduous canned fruit analyzes the mechanisms by which the commercial fruit … Continue reading FRUIT COCKTAIL: THE CALIFORNIA FRUIT CANNING INDUSTRY, CITIES, AND THE STATE

BAYOU CITY RAILS: URBAN RAIL TRANSIT IN HOUSTON, TEXAS


About this Project I began this project as a graduate student at the University of Houston when I was surprised to discover that Houston had once had an streetcar system. During my research, I discovered the important role the streetcar system played in the development of Houston’s layout, the way that streetcars and infrastructure expanded … Continue reading BAYOU CITY RAILS: URBAN RAIL TRANSIT IN HOUSTON, TEXAS

TO BEAR FRUIT FOR OUR RACE: AFRICAN-AMERICAN DOCTORS IN HOUSTON, TEXAS


“To Bear Fruit for Our Race”: A History of African-American Physicians in Houston Provided project management and content for an online history exhibit that was a collaboration between the Center for Public History and the Houston Medical Forum. Assisted in writing and editing of online/website content targeted to middle and high school educators. Implemented additional … Continue reading TO BEAR FRUIT FOR OUR RACE: AFRICAN-AMERICAN DOCTORS IN HOUSTON, TEXAS

ENCYCLOPEDIA OF AMERICAN ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY


Served as Assistant Editor for the four-volume Encyclopedia of American Environmental History, an essential reference for the field, students, and educators with 750+ articles, topical essays, 200 illustrations, 100 original documents, 80 maps, 20 charts, a chronology, and a bibliography of key monographs, edited volumes, and journal articles. Authored several articles. Edited many submitted articles. … Continue reading ENCYCLOPEDIA OF AMERICAN ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY