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Publications

The list of selected staff publications may be searched by keyword or author and can be sorted by year.

"PlaySpace: Involving Very Young Children in the Museum Experience," Hand to Hand, 9.1 (1995): pp. 1–2, 6.

Discusses theory and stratgies for creating developmentally appropriate museum experiences for very young children.

"Psychology: Understanding Ourselves, Understanding Each Other," in Kathleen McLean and Catherine McEver, eds., Are We There Yet? Conversations about Best Practices in Science Exhibition Development (2004): pp. 55–59.

Chapter in a book on best practices in developing science exhibitions; describes one of twelve “noteworthy science exhibitions” selected by museum peers.

"Time to Listen," Curator, 46.4 (2003): pp. 371–384.

Describes the development of the exhibition Invention at Play and raises questions about the exhibition development process.

"Museums and the Aging Revolution," ed. Journal of Museum Education 26.1 (2001).

An edited volume of the Journal of Museum Education devoted to the United States’s growing aging population and the implications for museums.

"Addressing External Change for Internal Transformation: Strategy and Practice," in Joanne S. Hirsch and Lois H. Silverman., eds. Transforming Practice (2002): 50–54.

An introduction to articles on museum practice selected from the Journal of Museum Education.

"The ABCs of Community Collaboration," Hand to Hand, 11.1 (1996): pp. 1, 7.

Discussion of challenges of creating and sustaining museum-community partnerships.

"The Pharmacy Collections" with Diane L. Wendt. Caduceus. (Winter 1997, Vol. 13 No. 3, pp.33–42).

A brief history of the pharmacy collections at the Smithsonian Institution.

From the Hilltop to the Hill: Illinois College Goes to Congress—A Guidebook to the Illinois College Congressional Hall of Fame. 2014.
"Patricia Scott Schroeder." With Michael Spangle. In Women Public Speakers in the United States, 1925-Present: A Bio-Critical Sourcebook, edited by Karlyn Kohrs Campbell. Greenwood, 1994.
"Frances Perkins." With Jennifer E. Christensen. In Women Public Speakers in the United States, 1925-Present: A Bio-Critical Sourcebook, edited by Karlyn Kohrs Campbell. Greenwood, 1994.
"Clara Bewick Colby," and “Helen Jackson Gougar.” In Women Public Speakers in the United States, 1800-1925: A Bio-Critical Sourcebook, edited by Karlyn Kohrs Campbell. Greenwood, 1993.
"The Role of Newspapers in the Nineteenth-Century Woman's Movement." In A Voice of Their Own: The Woman Suffrage Press, 1849-1914, edited by Martha Solomon. University of Alabama Press, 1991.
On the Water: Engaging the Public in America's Maritime Past . . . and Present," Defense Transportation Journal, Dec. 2005, pp. 9-13.
The Workboats of Smith Island. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1997.
Working the Water: The Commercial Fisheries of Maryland's Patuxent River, volume editor and chapter author. (Charlottesville: The University Press of Virginia, 1988).
Growing Food History on a National Stage In Food and Museums, editd by Nina Levent and Irina D. Mihalache, 113-129. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2017. 

Provides an overview of the Food History Project at the National Museum of American History, with attention to the history of research, collecting, exhibitions, and programming.  

“To the Bay in Boats,” In From Bridge to Boardwalk: An Audio Journey Acros Maryland's Eastern Shore, (Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, 2004), p. 35.
"Beyond the Boat: Documenting the Cultural Context," with David A. Taylor. In Boats: A Manual for Their Documentation. (Nashville, Tenn.: American Association for State and Local History and the Museum Small Craft Association, 1994), 337-356.
“Boat Models, Buoys and Board Games: Reflecting and Reliving Watermen’s Work.” Special maritime issue of the Material History Review Vol. 48 (Fall 1998), pp. 89–100.
Time and Navigation: The Untold Story of Getting from Here to There. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Books, 2015.
Time and Navigation: The Untold Story of Getting from Here to There.
“1997 Excavations of the Royal Hawaiian Yacht Ha‘aheo o Hawaii in Hanalei Bay, Kauai: Preliminary Report,” in Lawrence E. Babits et al. (eds.), Underwater Archaeology 1998. Tucson: Society for Historical Archaeology, 1998. 96–103.

Highlights of the 1997 shipwreck excavation season.

"Knowledge: The Real Treasure," Sea History 51 (Autumn 1989) 6–7.

An article on the subject of treasure hunting vs. archaeology.

"Preliminary Report on the 1996 Excavations of the Wreck of Ha’aheo o Hawaii (ex-Cleopatra’s Barge) in Hanalei Bay, Kauai," in Denise C. Lakey (ed.), Underwater Archaeology 1997. Tucson: Society for Historical Archaeology, 1997. 113–120.

Highlights of the 1996 shipwreck excavation season.

"Between the Devil and The Deep Blue Sea: Archaeology and the Council of American Maritime Museums," in J. Barto Arnold III (ed.), Underwater Archaeology Proceedings from the Society for Historical Archaeology Conference. Pleasant Hill, Calif.: Society for Historical Archaeology, 1989. pp. 149–150.

Museum ethics and policies regarding submerged cultural heritage.

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