Commemorations are a significant feature of public programming, but can become mired in tradition, politics, and memory. Together we explore new strategies for inclusive, innovative programs through case studies of 250-, 150-, and 50-year commemorations and discuss how to commemorate what’s happening today.

Chairs: Erin Carlson Mast, Executive Director, President Lincoln’s Cottage, Washington, D.C.
Dina Bailey, Director of Educational Strategies, National Center for Civil and Human Rights, Atlanta, GA
Sarah Jencks, Director of Educational Programming, Ford’s Theatre Society, Washington, D.C.
Jody Sowell, Director of Exhibitions and Research, Missouri History Museum, St. Louis, MO