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Chick History CHATTANOOGA Bootcamp

09/16/2016 7:58 AM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

Chick History CHATTANOOGA Bootcamp

Chick History, Inc.

Thursday, October 27, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM (EDT)

Chattanooga, TN

What: A one-day training program designed for museums, sites, and professionals ready to do better women's history. 

Who: Museum and history professionals, public historians, archivists, librarians, academia, educators, students, genealogists. 

Early Bird Registration Deadline: October 7

General Registration Closes: October 24 


In Partnership With

More than a workshop: Bootcamps will push you to see and do things differently. You will come out inspired and ready to protect the frontline of women’s history. Because without you, we have no women’s history. 

Bootcamps are the first phase of March to the 19th, a five-year grassroots campaign organized by Chick History, in partnership with Humanities Tennessee, that will change the way we see and do women’s history in Tennessee.


  • Opening Remarks
  • Session: Moving Beyond “Slave” and “Mistress”: Understanding and Expanding Coverage of Gender and Race in Historic Interpretation 
  • Breakout: Real Woman vs. Concept Woman
  • Lunch and Keynote: Throwing “History” Out the Door
  • Session: Lessons from the Frontline
  • Session: Moving to the Foreground: Interpreting Women in the Civil Rights Movement
  • Breakout: Flipping the Script
  • Closing remarks
  • Networking Reception and Cash Bar Happy Hour


Cindy Grisham, PhD, is a historian, genealogist, and writer based in Little Rock, AR, who made an incredible discovery in her state. She received her PhD in 2010 from Arkansas State University and is currently an adjunct faculty staff member at the College of the Ouachitas and the President of the Arkansas Women’s History Institute. Her work uses not only her research skills as an historian, but experience from her years in law enforcement and investigations. She believes every story is a mystery waiting to be found and told. 

Page Harrington is the Executive Director of the Sewall-Belmont House & Museum, a premier women’s history site located in Washington, DC. It was the home of the National Woman’s Party and Alice Paul. She earned two Master’s Degrees from the University of San Diego; her first in Public History, and second in Non-Profit Management and Leadership. In addition to her work at the Sewall-Belmont House & Museum, Page served on the Board of Directors for the National Collaborative for Women’s History Sites and is founding Co-Chair of the Women’s History Affinity Group at AASLH. 

Rebecca Shrum, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of History and Assistant Director of the Public History Program at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. She received her PhD in 2007 from the University of South Carolina and is currently an Assistant  Professor of History and Assistant Director of the Public History Program at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). Her book, In the Looking Glass: Mirrors and Identity in Early America, will be published by Johns Hopkins University Press in 2017. Her current research project explores how race, gender, and material culture are used and interpreted at historic sites in the United States. 

Noelle Trent, PhD, is the Director of Interpretation, Collections and Education at the National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel. She received a Master’s degree in Public History and a PhD in American history from Howard University. She has worked with several noted organizations and projects, including the National Archives and Records Administration, the National Park Service, and the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture. 

To Register:  https://www.facebook.com/chickhistory

PO Box 330984   Nashville, TN 37203   (615) 495-3354   tnmuseums@gmail.com

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