Then Again

E150 The Lost Book of Eleanor Dare

with author Kimberly Brock

Episode Notes

In this week's episode, we are joined by bestselling author Kimberly Brock to discuss her historical fiction novel The Lost Book of Eleanor Dare, which follows the descendants of Eleanor Dare, a woman who was among the members of the Lost Colony of Roanoke.

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E149 Farewell to Glen!

We reflect on Glen's time at the History Center

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After 15 years of serving as Executive Director of the Northeast Georgia History Center, we wish Glen Kyle farewell as he transitions to a new career. In this episode, we're joined by Glen, Libba, Marie, and Lesley to reflect on Glen's time at the History Center. We discuss Glen's path to becoming a museum professional, as well as our own, and the lessons learned along the way.

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E148 Nerding Out! Glen and Marie's Favorite Museums

With Glen Kyle and Marie Bartlett

It is hardly surprising that folks who work in museums like to, well, visit other museums!  It's a great way not just to learn about other subjects, but to hone one's own craft and understanding of the profession, and maybe even ~~steal~~ borrow some ideas for your own museum. In this episode Marie and Glen "nerd out" about some of their favorite museums... other than the Northeast Georgia History Center, of course!

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E147 The Poet of Paradox: Emily Dickinson

With Dr. Cristanne Miller

Emily Dickinson has gone from being a 'nobody" to taking her place on the world's stage as a great poet. She was rather reclusive as an adult and therefore, resulting in many myths and legends arising from her life's story. In this podcast episode, Marie interviews Dr. Cristanne Miller, to separate the fact from fiction in Emily Dickenson's life.

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E146 Hispanic Alliance Ga

With Vanesa Sarazúa

In our latest episode of Then Again, Guada is joined by Vanesa Sarazúa, Founder and Executive Director of Hispanic Alliance GA. Hispanic Alliance GA is a non-profit organization that provides a vast array of services primarily to Latino families in need in Hall County and surrounding areas. In this conversation, Vanesa shares her perspective on the experiences of Latino families in Hall County, the resources Hispanic Alliance has available, and how anyone in the community can support new families moving to our wonderful city.

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E145 Portraying Historical Characters

With Gene Harmon

Museums and other heritage sites have different ways of engaging their visitors with the content and history that they preserve. Two methods of historical interpretation that have been growing in popularity in the past several decades are living history and historic character portrayals. These methods bring history to life and engage the visitor in a personal way, but what goes into creating these historical experiences? A LOT! In this podcast, Marie interviews Gene Harmon of Inheriting Heritage about what goes into bringing the past to life.

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E144 Historic Athens Porchfest

With Tommy Valentine

Libba is joined by Tommy Valentine, Executive Director of Historic Athens, to discuss the annual Historic Athens Porchfest which showcases over 150 musicians as they perform on the porches of historic homes. Athens, Georgia is well known for its music history and culture with artists like R.E.M. and the B-52's who got their start there. But the history and legacy of music in Athens goes back much further! Learn how Athens has become a cultural hub for musicians of all genres, how Historic Athens Porchfest continues that legacy, and what's coming up next for Historic Athens in today's episode.

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E143 Nerding Out! Glen & Marie's Favorite History Books

Episode Notes

Glen and Marie nerd out about their favorite history books ranging from ancient authors and topics to great resources for those who want in-depth research. Glen and Marie's selections are listed below:

Glen's Book Picks

The Peloponnesian War Thucydides

The Normans & The Norman Conquest R. Allen Brown

With Zeal & Bayonets Only: The British Army on Campaign in North America, 1775-1783 Matthew H. Spring

Wilderness Still the Cradle of Nature: Frontier Georgia Edward J. Cashin

Other People’s Money: How Banking Worked in the Early American Republic Sharon Ann Murphy

Overlord: D-Day and the Battle for Normandy Max Hastings

Go, Flight! The Unsung Heroes of Mission Control Rick Houston, Milt Heflin

Marie's Book Picks Elizabeth: The Struggle for the Throne David Starkey

The Salem Witchcraft Trials: A Legal History Peter Charles Hoffer

Royal Love Stores: The tales behind the real-life romances of Europe's Kings and Queens. Gill Paul

Jane Austen in Context Edited by Janet Todd

Mothers of Invention: Women of the Slaveholding South in the American Civil War Drew Gilpin Faust

The Encyclopedia of Civil War Medicine Glenna R. Schroeder-Lein

Shutting out the Sky: Life in the Tenements of New York 1880-1914 Deborah Hopkinson

What Style is It? A Guide to American Architecture John C. Poppeliers and S. Allen Chamers Jr.

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E142 Mr. Inman & the Swan House

with Gene Harmon

The Swan House is one of Atlanta's most famous historic homes and is located on the grounds of the Atlanta History Center. It has many claims to fame including being featured in The Hunger Games movie franchise as Presidents Snow's Mansion. The Swan House was designed in 1928 by Philip T. Shutze for Mr. and Mrs. Inman, who gained their wealth through the cotton industry. In this episode, Marie interviews Gene Harmon who has done extensive research working as a historical interpreter at the Swan House portraying Mr. Inman himself.  Learn more about the people who built this magnificent house and their lasting impact on the city of Atlanta.

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E141 Claiming Union Widowhood

with Dr. Brandi Brimmer

Episode Notes

Today's episode is from our 2022 season of Members Only programs that we are releasing to the public. Consider becoming a Member or Digital Member to enjoy our 2023 season of Members Only programs. In this interview, Marie is joined by Dr. Brandi Brimmer to discuss Dr. Brimmer's fascinating book Claiming Union Widowhood. This book explores the challenges and experiences of African-American widows who navigated the US pension system after the Civil War.

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