Telling a County’s Stories with Chris Paulson – 9-13-14
September 14, 2014
Every city has a history filled with stories about the people and events that helped to build it. Telling those stories helps to inform present decision-making, and brings together it’s residents, but it takes a lot of data-gathering and storytelling to capture it all and retell it in a compelling way.
The Racine Heritage Museum, located in Downtown Racine, WI, is dedicated to preserving the material culture and telling the special stories of the people of Racine County; their achievements, diversity, inventive genius, productivity, craftsmanship, and entrepreneurial spirit. Our guest will be Christopher Paulson, Executive Director of the Racine Heritage Museum.
Chris was born in Milwaukee and has lived in Racine since 1976. He graduated from Washington Park High School in Racine and studied anthropology and museum studies at UW-Parkside and the University of Oklahoma. Chris started at the Racine Heritage Museum in 1989 as a student intern and has been Executive Director since 1999.
The Racine Heritage Museum is a private 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation affiliated with the Wisconsin Historical Society. For more information go to www.racineheritagemuseum.org.
Photo Credit: Gregory Shaver, Racine Journal Times