Big Ideas: How and Why Should We Engage the Public?

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Big Ideas: Concepts for the 250th 
How and Why Should We Engage the Public? 
Wednesday, May 25, at 6 p.m. (ET) 
Join us for the fifth and final virtual discussion in the Revolution NJ series Big Ideas: Concepts for the 250th! How and Why Should We Engage the Public? will explore public history approaches to community engagement, participatory museum work, and place-making. Our featured speakers are:  
  • Ms. Meredith Horsford, Executive Director, Dyckman Farmhouse Museum; President, Greater Hudson Heritage Network  
  • Ms. Michelle Moon, Principal, Saltworks Interpretive Services 
  • Varissa McMickens Blair, Founder & Executive Consultant, NOWWellspring Consulting (Moderator) 
This virtual event is free to attend with pre-registration. Educators can receive up to 1 hour of PD credits for attending the session. Register today:  
"Big Ideas: Concepts for the 250th" is a professional development opportunity to help those interested learn and prepare for the 250th anniversary of the United States in 2026. "Big Ideas: Concepts for the 250th", brings larger conversations from academia and cultural organizations to the general public. This series of live virtual panel sessions features two scholars engaging with a moderator about current topics, terms, and debates that are foundational to the way we understand the broader human experience. Attendees can expect a “100 level” college course experience that introduces and reintroduces key concepts and ideas emerging in the last 20 years. Programs in the "Big Ideas: Concepts for the 250th" series will occur monthly from January to May 2022.