September 16, 2013

Ask a Curator

Do you have a burning curiosity about history? Nagging questions you’ve always wanted to find an answer for? This is your chance. On Wednesday, September 18, curators around the globe will log on to Twitter for #AskACurator Day. Here at the Montana Historical Society, we’re lucky enough to have two curators participating.

Sarah Nucci is our curator of history. She’s also a costume historian and tailor. Her passion is recreating bygone styles, down to historically accurate undergarments. So how exactly did ladies and gentlemen (and children and workers and homesteaders) dress in the early days of Montana? Sarah will be standing by to answer your questions about historic fashion from 9:00 to 10:00 A.M. on #AskACurator Day.

Kendra Derrer is currently working on an exhibit in honor of Montana’s 150th territorial anniversary. In her time at the Montana Historical Society, she’s cataloged thousands of artifacts, and she’s an expert on their care. How do we keep hundred-year-old tools from rusting and papers from crumbling? Kendra will be waiting to answer your questions about collection care from 1:00 to 2:00 P.M. on #AskACuratorDay.

To ask Sarah or Kendra a question, simply log in to Twitter and tweet to @MThist using #AskACurator.