Hello world. My name is Lindsay Kernohan.
Who am I? I’m the Curator at Museum Strathroy-Caradoc. I’m a history nerd and built heritage advocate.
I curate interactive and engaging museum exhibits, conduct historical research and develop programming designed to interest adults and kids alike in history, art and culture.
I am passionate about diversity and inclusion, and my current research interests include the impact museums can have on social memory, social justice and human rights issues.
I am a graduate of the Museum Management and Curatorship program at Fleming College. I also hold a B.A in Honours History, and a Master of Arts in History from Western University. My graduate school research area was Victorian England, looking at crime and societal issues that affect the constructs of family, marriage, and childhood. My Master’s thesis was entitled: “For this evil there is but one remedy”: Infanticide, Baby Farming and The Infant Life Protection Debate in Victorian England, 1860-1873.
I’m also interested in Gender History and the third-wave feminism currently occurring in academic circles and historical theory. Besides Victorian England, I hold a soft spot for Early Modern England – I adore Henry VIII, the Tudors and the religious upheavals of that time. I also enjoy 19th Century America, particularly women’s issues in the Antebellum South.
As an emerging museum professional, I am becoming more engaged with the local history surrounding me. I strive to be a heritage professional, and am very interested in the theoretical behind Museology, particularly in how museums shape collective memory in its visitors and community. I originally started this blog because I love history and I want others to love it as well.
As for other things about myself… I love reading. My favourite colour is purple. I like Harry Potter, probably too much.
I hope you enjoy reading my blog. Please leave comments to let me know what you think! If you’d like to contact me directly, feel free to email me – firstname.lastname@example.org
Keep calm and love history.