I'm a time traveler—well, actually an archivist and a historian, which amounts to the same thing. I got a firsthand taste (sometimes literally!) of nineteenth-century New England rural life when I was a costumed interpreter at Old Sturbridge Village. There I milked cows, mucked out barns, and found inspiration for my historical novel, A Difficult Boy (Holiday House, 2008). After working at OSV, I worked as an archivist at the Connecticut Valley Historical Museum in Springfield, MA, where I visited a different time and place with every diary, letter, and photograph I cataloged. My current job is Circuit Rider for Preservation Massachusetts in partnership with the National Trust for Historic Preservation. I'm also a freelance historical consultant and have written exhibit text, scripts for historical dramatizations, nominations to the National Register of Historic Places, fundraising materials, and planning studies.
Member since 2007
Region: New England: Central (Massachusetts)
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