These are links to organizations that I think have done or are doing amazing work involving the public in the discovery, preservation, interpretation, and education about the past. Want to be linked? Leave a comment and let me know what you are working on!
YatesCommunity Archaeology Project: I worked with this fabulous project 2005-2007, and intermittently for a few years after that. They are located in the Fourth Ward of Houston, Texas and are doing good work.
Journal of Community Archaeology and Heritage: Great digital journal covering public archaeology, public heritage work, and sometimes museology as related to the previous topics.
Intersect: Perspectives in Texas Public History : Texas State University Public History program’s digital journal
Pop Up Museum! This is a great site for learning about how to make your own Pop Up Museum and I love it so much.
The Participatory Museum: This book is excellent reading and I recommend it!
Museum 2.0: Still blogging and providing interesting content!
The Wing Luke Museum: They have some great community-centered exhibits.
The Brenham Heritage Museum: Local museum near me that collaborates well with the local community.
When You Work At A Museum – working with the public has its challenges and many of them are funny after the fact ;)