Jansky @ 90, National Radio Astronomy Observatory, Charlottesville, VA. April-August 2023.
In 1933, Bell Labs engineer Karl Jansky detected radio waves coming from the center of the Milky Way Galaxy. This discovery opened up a whole new way of studying the cosmos, enabled the discovery of celestial objects like pulsars, quasars and black holes, and may eventually help us find life elsewhere in the Universe. This exhibit was curated by myself and my colleagues in the NRAO/AUI Archives in commemoration of the 90th anniversary of Jansky’s discovery. Read more here: https://public.nrao.edu/news/jansky-90-the-origins-of-a-new-window-on-the-universe/
Staunton Stories, Staunton Downtown Development Association, Staunton, VA. June-July 2016 and online.
In celebration of their 20th anniversary, the Staunton Downtown Development Association hired me to plan and run “Staunton Stories,” a one-day event to celebrate and document the people that make Downtown Staunton a dynamic and diverse community. During the event, local residents and business owners were invited to bring up to three original photos or hand-held items that tell the story of their connection to Staunton. During the event this material was digitized and we recorded mini oral history interviews. The data, digital images, and videos collected at the event were then part of an exhibit and an online archive: http://www.stauntondowntown.org/OLDSITE/stauntonstories/
Industrial History of Norwood, Norwood Historical Society, Norwood, MA. Online.
The industrialization of Norwood is the most significant and distinctive feature of its history. Beginning in the mid-19th century, local tanneries, printing presses, ink manufacturers and other industries helped transform Norwood into a booming and ethnically-diverse industrial town. This online exhibit tells that story using material from the archives of the Norwood Historical Society: https://norwoodhistoricalsociety.org/industries/.