The Lynchburg Museum System is pleased to announce that Curator Emily Kubota has been selected to participate in the National Museum of African American History and Culture’s (NMAAHC) special workshop, “Interpreting African American History and Culture,” to be held in Charleston, South Carolina, in January 2020.
The NMAAHC, part of the Smithsonian Institution and the Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission, and in partnership with the National Association for Interpretation, the Association of African American Museums, the Southeastern Museum Conference, and the National Park Service, offers this workshop to help museum professionals develop their leadership and training in the interpretation of African American culture and history.
Participants are trained in ethical interpretation of history and ongoing opportunities for continued engagement in a community of practice. The training takes place in James Island County Park, Charleston, SC and includes visiting and analyzing the interpretation of African American history and culture utilized at a variety of historic sites.
As Museum Curator, Kubota is responsible for managing collections and curatorial activities at the Lynchburg Museum at the Old Court House and the historic house Point of Honor in Daniel’s Hill.
Kubota received a full scholarship to attend the program. She has worked in the museum field for over 15 years and has experience in collections, exhibit curation, education and interpretation. She has a BA in Classical Civilization with a minor in Anthropology from Ohio University. After graduation, Kubota worked in Cultural Resource Management and participated in archaeological excavations across the Midwest. Museum work led her from Ohio to Florida, and finally to Virginia. Previously, Kubota held the position of Assistant Curator for four years with the Lynchburg Museum. She has been Curator since May 2019.
About the Lynchburg Museum System: The Lynchburg Museum System manages the official museums and archives of the City of Lynchburg. Its mission is to collect, interpret, and preserve the history and material culture of Lynchburg and the surrounding area. It is a division of the Department of Economic Development and Tourism, working in partnership with the non-profit Lynchburg Museum Foundation.
It is responsible for operating the Old Court House atop Monument Terrace and Point of Honor, the historic mansion in Daniel’s Hill. The museums care for over 40,000 artifacts and share the diverse stories of three centuries of local history with residents, tourists, and students of all ages.
For more information about the Lynchburg Museum System, call (434) 455-6226, click here, or visit Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (LburgMuse).