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Polly Kienle
  • Female
  • Lexington, MA
  • United States
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Scholar in the Park: Patriots of Color Research Project

The Friends of Minute Man National Park, an organization dedicated to protecting and preserving Minute Man National Historical Park,…Continue

Tags: interpretation, Service, public, Minute, Historical

Started May 6, 2014

Using Twitter to capture experience of community public history event

Hi Everyone -Does anyone have experience with/ideas about capturing the experience of a public history event that is very community-rooted by having people tweet about it while there? This would be a…Continue

Started Jan 30, 2013

Any experience with writing communities?
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Has anyone in the group ever tried out a writing community? I am considering She Writes (http://www.shewrites.com/). I'd love to hear about people's…Continue

Tags: community, support, text, history, Writing

Started this discussion. Last reply by Heather Cole Nov 29, 2011.

 

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Aug 19, 2014
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May 6, 2014
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Scholar in the Park: Patriots of Color Research Project

The Friends of Minute Man National Park, an organization dedicated to protecting and preserving Minute Man National Historical Park, will sponsor a scholar to research the lives of “Patriots of Color,” Massachusetts slaves and former slaves who fought during the American Revolution, beginning with the Battle of Lexington and Concord on April 19, 1775.Among…See More
May 6, 2014
Polly Kienle posted events
Mar 17, 2014
Polly Kienle posted a discussion

Using Twitter to capture experience of community public history event

Hi Everyone -Does anyone have experience with/ideas about capturing the experience of a public history event that is very community-rooted by having people tweet about it while there? This would be a kind of record that might be part of an archive of the event.We are imagining getting people tweeting about the Mass. Memories Road Show in Lexington as it is happening.Thanks!Polly KienleSee More
Jan 30, 2013
Polly Kienle posted an event
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Among the Ruins: Charles F. Morse and Civil War Destruction at http://www.nationalheritagemuseum.org/Home.aspx

September 29, 2012 from 2pm to 3:30pm
Megan Kate Nelson of Harvard University will explore the Civil War experience of one Massachusetts soldier, Charles F. Morse. His letters, drawings, and other contemporary images will paint a picture of his time at the forefront of Union campaigns. Through Morse’s story, we can better understand how soldiers attempted to make sense of the ruin and destruction they confronted during the war. Copies of Nelson’s 2012 publication, Ruin Nation, will be available for purchase following the talk. This…See More
Sep 25, 2012
Polly Kienle joined a group
Apr 7, 2012
Polly Kienle posted a discussion

Any experience with writing communities?

Has anyone in the group ever tried out a writing community? I am considering She Writes (http://www.shewrites.com/). I'd love to hear about people's experiences with this, or any other, writing community. The trouble is that I'll be writing as an historian within the public history field, which doesn't quite fit the slant of many communities out there (which I learned when I tried NaNoWriMo a few years back). Thanks! Polly KienleNational Heritage Museum /…See More
Nov 26, 2011
Polly Kienle is now a member of The Massachusetts Studies Network
Jun 9, 2011

Profile Information

Where Do You Consider Your "Hometown"?
Lexington, MA & Konstanz, Germany
What is your interest in the Mass. Studies Network?
I'd like to connect with and learn from other folks working in the field of local history, public or academic.
About Me:
My areas of specialization were 19th and 20th century Central European History. Now, I'm forging forth into 17th through 19th century New England history as part of a career in the public history arena.
Your Organization:
National Heritage Museum, Lexington, MA
Your Title:
Public Programs Coordinator
Another Organization?
Minute Man National Historical Park, Concord, MA
Another Title?
Ranger, Interpretation and Education
Major areas of interest
Archaeology, Archives, Education (college/university), Education (K-12), Environment, History, Literature, Local Studies
Other areas of interest not listed above?
I am also the Project Coordinator for the Town of Lexington's Mass. Memories Road Show. More information at: www.lexington300.org.

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At 21:43 on June 13, 2011, Heather Cole said…
Welcome to the network, Polly!
At 20:00 on June 9, 2011, Joanne Riley said…
Welcome, Polly!  Hope this network is helpful to you - feel free to poke around, add comments or discussion posts, calendar items, etc and don't hesitate to ask for assistance as needed!
 
 
 

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