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Jane Rogers

Associate Curator

B.A. in American History from University of Maryland, 1986

Research Specialties: 

My research interests focus on extreme and non-traditional sports including, but not limited to snowboarding, skateboarding, surfing, sled dog racing, adaptive sports, the Olympics and the Paralympics. I also study the role of children in sports and the impact their participation has on America’s cultural identity.


Current Projects:


  • Curator, Everyone Plays! Innovation in Adaptive Sports
  • Curator, Snowboarding: An Innovative History
  • Curator, Olympics

Public Programs:

  • Curator, “Wave of Innovation,” August 2015
  • Curator, “Innoskate,” June 2013


  • Curator and Collections Manager for the sports collection
  • Enhanced collecting opportunities for the extreme and adaptive sports collections
  • Enhanced collecting plan for the Special Olympics collection

Past Projects:


  • Collections manager, Sports: Breaking Records, Breaking Barriers
  • Co-collections manager, Treasures
  • Installation team, Red, Hot and Blue


  • “Educating through Objects,” Iditarod Education Conference, Anchorage, Alaska, 2014
  • “Collections Management the SI Way,” Fire Museum Network Seminar, Phoenix, Arizona, 2009
  • “Preservation of Equipment,” Fire Museum Seminar, Dallas, Texas, 2003
  • “Realties of Preservation,” Fire Museum Seminar, Kansas City, Kansas, 2002
Professional Affiliations: 
  • Board of Director member for the Fire Museum Network
  • Past Vice President of the Fire Museum Network Board of Directors