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Chick History Knoxville Bootcamp

Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920
Chick History Knoxville Bootcamp
August 25, 2016
9am – 6pm
Ijams Nature Center
2915 Island Home Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37920
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. 
Early Bird Registration Deadline: August 5
General Registration Deadline: August 19
What: A one-day training program for women’s history, professional development, and networking.
Who: Museum and history professionals.
More than a workshop:
While at Bootcamp, you will find a network of like minded-professionals ready to serve alongside you. You will learn the basics of women’s history, how to talk about it, how to find it, and most importantly, how to create engaging and thoughtful experiences for your audiences.
You will receive the proper tools and resources you need to protect women’s history, including:
- Basic Training
- Survival Guides
- Lessons from the Frontline
- Exercises and Drills
- Mission Assignment
Bootcamp speakers are inspiring, well-known national experts with over 60 years of combined experience working in the field of women’s history. 
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 Vice-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. Previously she served as the Vice President of Operations of the United States Navy Memorial, and as an Architectural Historian at the preservation firm of Architect Milford Wayne Donaldson, FAIA. 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 serves on the Board of Directors for the National Collaborative for Women’s History Sites and as 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’s created a method that proves museums don’t represent women the way they should. 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.
About Chick History: Founded in 2015, Chick History is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to rebuilding history one story at a time by focusing on women’s history, educational programming, and community outreach. For more information, visit
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