Office of Education and Public Engagement

The Office of Education and Public Engagement makes exploring history accessible and participatory. We enliven history with objects and stories of people whose lives, individually and collectively, shaped ours. We nurture communities of lifelong learners onsite and online and via social media where people can contribute to and assess shared understandings of the past. We support K-12 teachers and students, providing them with object-based resources, classroom materials, and unique skill-building opportunities. We help people understand the past in order to make sense of the present and shape a more humane future. The departments and programs that comprise OEPE include the Department of Education and Outreach; the Department of Interpretation; the Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation; the Department of New Media; and the Department of Visitor Experience.

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Acting Associate Director for Education and Public Engagement; A. James Clark Director of Education & Outreach