I have always had a deep fascination with history and material culture. As a young girl, I spent countless afternoons sitting on the floor of grandparent's bedroom pulling old family photographs out of the bottom drawer of their armiore. Today, I can happily say that I have turned my greatest interest into my vocation. I have been involved in the heritage field either as a volunteer, intern, or as an employee since 2009, working for such places as the Atikokan Centennial Museum and Royal Botanical Gardens.
I have experience organizing and digitizing collections, creating and implementing programs, researching and developing exhibits (both physical and digital), conducting oral history interviews, creating transcriptions, presenting historical research, monitoring museum environments, and organizing archival fonds and collections.
I have a certificate in Heritage Resource Management from Athabasca University, a Master of Arts degree in History from the University of Saskatchewan, and an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in history from the University of Toronto.
What's the Blog About?
This blog is something I work on in my spare time. Its purpose is to share my experiences in the field with the wider public. It focuses on a large variety of topics, including: women's history, military history, rural history, Indigenous history, as well as heritage discussions about organizing collections, interpretive programming, conservation, policies and many others.
Canadian History and Heritage offers an eclectic mixture of posts about stories I find interesting in archive and museum collections, opinions I have about the field, and other interesting historical stories.
In the Field gives a more in-depth look at my work. Here, you will find virtual exhibits, as well as an inside look into the many different heritage projects I have worked on.
All photographs used in this blog are owned by me unless otherwise specified.