Museum Programs Specialist
When it comes to working with kiddos, Rebecca’s your gal. After gaining her Bachelor of Arts in English at the University of Indianapolis in 2017, Rebecca was quick to find a home in the museum realm. It was in Louisville, Kentucky at Historic Locust Grove where she first gained a love for working with school groups.
“You don’t have to ‘dumb down’ history for kids,” she says, “that’s because kids aren’t dumb. They have a natural curiosity and an ardent desire to understand why things are the way they are. As historians, that’s what we try to do every day.”
On her journey to KHS, Rebecca has worked in place-based education at the Louisville Zoo, and performed extensive research regarding the enslaved population at Historic Locust Grove. When she is not doing a History smArts outreach or chatting with students on a field trip, you might find her zipping off to the University of Louisville where she is currently pursuing her M.A. in History.