Division of Cultural and Community Life

The Division of Cultural and Community Life dedicates itself to educating and inspiring its audiences by preserving and presenting their heritage. The division carries out its mission through collections, research, exhibitions, publications, teaching and lectures, performances, broadcasts, and other presentations. The areas of focus for collections and programs are: music, dance, theater, film, broadcast media, sports, recreation, popular culture, home life, gender identity, life cycles, lifestyles and family structure, work, patterns of domestic production and consumption, standards of cleanliness and health, diverse forms of housing, modernization and the role of technology, invention, leisure, community institutions, religion, and education.

Staff

Curator Emeritus
Curator Emerita
Project Assistant
Edward & Helen Hintz Secretarial Scholar and Curator
Curator Emeritus
Curator Emerita
Curator Emeritus
Team Leader, Entertainment and Sports and Curator

Christine Klepper

Museum Technician
Chair
Curator
Lilly Endowment Curator of American Religious History
Curator
Associate Curator

Lauren Safranek

Project Coordinator
Curator

Laura Simo

Museum Specialist
Curator
Museum Technician
Associate Curator
Curator
Curator
Curator Emeritus