Technology, Web 2.0, & Historic Sites: Strategies for Engagement

Last week, Erin Carlson Mast, Curator of President Lincoln’s Cottage, presented on strategies for historic site blogging and other social media as part of a session on web 2.0 and new technology at historic sites at the American Association for State and Local History annual conference in Indianapolis last week.  The session was organized by Craig Tuminaro, Director of Museum Interpretation at Drayton Hall, a sister National Trust Historic Site.  The session looked at ways historic sites are using technology and social networking tools in innovative and productive ways (emphasis on productive).   Kara Edie, Visitors Services and Marketing Coordinator at the General Lew Wallace Study & Museum also presented on the panel.   Each panelist shared experiences and thoughts on working with social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter, and how their visitors– on-line and off– have interacted with their blogs and are learning more about their sites.

Access the podcast of the session on the AASLH conference blog.

Read the full story and download the Q&A notes from the session on the Drayton Hall blog.

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