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The Curator’s Role in Crowd-Pleasing Events, Part 1: Resource Protection

Each season brings different challenges for curatorial staff at historic house museums.  In the summer, we battle high temperatures and relative humidity, pests, and increased visitation.  In the winter, we deal with cold temperatures and low relative humidity, as well … Continue reading

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Glimpses of the History of Preservation: Resource Management Records and Louise du Pont Crowninshield at Salem Maritime National Historic Site

NMSC recently completed processing resource management records from Salem Maritime National Historic Site (SAMA).  Here, NMSC archivist Margaret Welch discusses how these records reveal one woman’s efforts toward SAMA’s early preservation and interpretation. NMSC recently completed cataloging the early resource … Continue reading

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Thank You, David!

From January 12 through February 8, we at the NMSC were privileged to welcome David Wooldridge, a museum technician from Appomattox Courthouse National Historical Park, onto our staff.  David, who worked with us while on furlough from his regular position, … Continue reading

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Natural Nuisance: Non-native Invasive Plants at Acadia National Park

By Danielle Hubing, archives specialist at NMSC Non-native plants have long been an issue in Acadia National Park, as well as in many other parks throughout country. Take a look at these photograhs and see if you can determine which of … Continue reading

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