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Collecting Via Social Media
National Museum of American History
Goals and Methodologies
• Collect objects and archival
• Conduct oral histories
• Build a consortium of museums,
universities, and cultural institutions
• Share information and educational
material via the web
Chamizal National Park, El Paso, Texas
Hall of Agriculture
Agriculture has changed, and it aﬀects you.
“Dad said some of the early
tractors didn’t have enough power
to pull the hat off your head, and
barley enough to pull themselves.”
“In 1990, a computerized feed system was
added which utilized the individualized cow
Reaches new audiences
Need for partners
Problems of self selection
Yes, but it is more than just a website.