Unrepentant history nerd and karaoke diva.

I currently serve as the digital media coordinator & program assistant for the Mid-Atlantic Regional Center for the Humanities, where I wrangle bloggers and tackle our social media platforms; and as a museum assistant at the Wells Fargo History Museum in Philadelphia. I'm the proud holder of a masters degree in public history.

Some projects I've worked on: an oral history database using StoriesMatter for the Salem County Historical Society, a collection of data on school group attendance for the education department at Cleveland's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and the digitization of the Balch Institute Ethnic Images in Advertising Collection at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. I also volunteer at the Alice Paul Institute in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey.

I travel when possible and attend Philadelphia Orchestra and Philadelphia Chamber Music Society concerts when possible. Plays and musicals are good fun.

In my spare time I am often silly and irreverent.

 

George Takei, Ancestry.com commemorate Japanese-American internment - The Washington Post

Tomorrow marks the 70th Anniversary of Executive Order 9066.  Signed by Franklin D. Roosevelt, EO 9066 lead to the internment of approximately 120,000 Japanese and Japanese Americans for the duration of World War II.  

When you’re done with the Washington Post article, head over to The National Archives and check out the Japanese American Gallery. 

(I should add that other groups fell under the jurisdiction of this document.  Americans of German and Italian ancestry were targeted as well.  I do not know any details of how their treatment echoed with that of Japanese Americans)