by Scott Keefer
This case study examines a year-long collaboration between the Daughters of Charity Archives and the Seton Shrine Museum to include archives education into the Museum’s Junior History Interpreter (JHI) program. This allowed the Archives to create active learning session to the benefit of the museum educators’ learning objectives and to expand their user base into a K-12 audience for the first time. Since this was a year-long program with monthly sessions, it allowed the JHI students to build upon previous sessions and skills and allowed both the Archives and Museum to better understand each other’s goals and capabilities. By the end of the year, the Museum had seen a noted improvement in the quality of the interpretation and the interest of the students who had gone through the sessions in the Archives.