The blog will provide opportunities to elaborate on the historical facts that visitors to the museum receive during tours, she added. She will be able to go into more detail on why the people of the Kent-Delord House represent such an important perspective of the region’s past.
She will update the blog once or twice weekly, each time focusing on a particular character or event that stands out in the annals of the Kent-Delord House.
The blog is currently available through a link on the museum’s Facebook page and will be available on the Kent Delord House website when that site is updated in a
“Most young professionals are on Facebook,” she said. “I see this type of social media as another avenue for attracting interest to the museum.”
Mandeville hopes to expand on activities at the museum as well.
“We’re trying to come up with some more programs for the fall,” she said, noting that some hands-on activities may include tinsmithing and costume-making workshops. “We want to offer some activities to get more people involved.”
The Kent-Delord House Museum is also strengthening its connection with other regional museums, including the War of 1812 Museum and the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum in Vergennes, Vt.
“There is an important historical connection across the region,” she said. “We all provide the pieces of a much larger puzzle.”
Mandeville picked up a lot of her interest in history around the family dinner table. Her father, Thomas Mandeville, is a professor of history at Clinton Community College and is the current historian for the Town of Champlain.
But she also brings a new enthusiasm to history, an enthusiasm fueled by today’s information technologies.
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