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Museums and Historic Sites

Museums and historic sites are the keepers and communicators of our nation’s multifaceted history. Being institutions of high public trust positions, historic sites and museums are important spaces that can spark crucial conversations and build connections between people through the lens of exploring, discussing, and understanding our shared, complex, and sometimes contested history.

Ways to Partner:

  1. Host an event! Invite the community in for a conversation at your location or add a new feature to an event you’re already hosting. Some great examples of museums and historic sites doing this work:

    Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello and the Feast of Reason

    National Public Housing Museum and the 36 Questions for Civic Love

    Sing Sing Prison Museum and the Poetry of Returning Citizens readings

    Museum of History and Industry and the History Cafe series

  2. Start a historical conversation! Tell the story of a historical figure or event where conversations changed history, and share it on social media. Use one of our templates or create your own, then tag your posts with #ListenFirst and @historymadebyus so we can amplify you!

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