Author Archives: Jeannette Rooney

Thinking Logically to Make a Difference

Museums and history organizations do amazing things. We put on creative, educational and impactful programs that engage audiences of all ages. We collect and preserve important objects, documents and photographs of our cities, towns and regions. We design exhibits and engage online to tell the stories of our communities. And we are always looking for […]

What is Local History Services?

Did you know that the Indiana Historical Society has a team of field services staff who work with our colleagues at history organizations all over Indiana? If you haven’t heard of Local History Services, it’s probably because we don’t spend much time in the building. We’re road warriors, traveling thousands of miles each year to […]

Pondering the Impact of History Museums

In the Local History Services department, we get to work with historical organizations all across Indiana on everything from collections care training to traveling exhibits. And, we spend a lot of time thinking about why museums do what they do. What is the importance of museums to their communities? Are they integral to our society? […]