Public History and the Future of Museums

Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Zoom Webinar Event

Join the CSUN Department of History for a series of lively events about California history and the practice of historical research, curation, and exhibition. Sponsored by the W.P. Whitsett Endowment.

Anthea M. Hartig Ph.D.About Our Guest

Anthea M. Hartig, Ph.D. is the Elizabeth MacMillan Director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History and the first woman to hold the position since the museum opened in 1964. Hartig oversees 257 employees, a budget of more than $40 million and a collection that includes 1.8 million objects and more than 3 shelf-miles of archives. She Socially began her tenure Feb. 18, 2019, after serving as the executive director and CEO of the California Historical Society (CHS) in San Francisco for nearly eight years.

Accommodations for Guests with Disabilities

Communication services (sign language interpreters, note takers) are available for this event. Requests for services must be submitted at least five (5) working days in advance. Please contact Pepper Starobin at pepper.starobin@csun.edu or (818) 677-3566.

Spring 2021 Whitsett Webinars

Spring 2021 Whitsett Webinars Event Flyer

WEBINAR 1• WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15 • 5:00-6:30

     Public History and the Future of Museums
     Guest: Anthea M. Hartig, Ph.D.

WEBINAR 2 • WEDNESDAY, APRIL 21 • 5:00-6:30

     East of East: The Making of Greater El Monte
     Guest: Romeo Guzmán, Ph.D.
     Get more information and register for this event.

WEBINAR 3 • THURSDAY, APRIL 22 • 4:00-6:00

     New Directions in Environmental History
     Get more information and register for this event.