Announcement: Papers of Andrew Jackson Webinar: Ashley Bouknight-Claybrooks, Ph.D., The Power of Preservation: Interpreting Slavery at Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage

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The Papers of Andrew Jackson project is delighted to announce that the first installment of our 2020-2021 webinar series is scheduled for Wednesday, October 28, at 5pm (eastern). Dr. Ashley Bouknight-Claybrooks will present on “The Power of Preservation: Interpreting Slavery at Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage.” To register for this webinar, please follow this link:


Dr. Bouknight-Claybrooks currently serves as a Research Historian for Historical Research Associates and, most recently, Curator at Andrew Jackson's Hermitage. Prior to her work in Nashville, she served as a community educator and museum consultant for various museums, historic sites, and neighborhood history projects in the southeast. She received a Masters of Arts in Public History and a Certificate in Museum Management from the University of South Carolina and a Bachelor of Arts in Historic Preservation and Community Planning from the College of Charleston. She received a Ph.D. in Public History Program from Middle Tennessee State University. Her research focuses on collections management theory, intersectionality and inclusivity in museums, and community outreach.


If you have questions, please contact PAJ director Dr. Michael E. Woods at

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