Steve Sitton, “Truth in Interpretation”

Date/Time
Date(s) - 03/01/2019
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Location
Katz Hall, #101

Categories


Museums and nature centers are some of the most trusted organizations in American society. What can interpreters do to preserve that trust, yet still discuss difficult topics and conflicting conclusions? Steve Sitton, the administrator of the Thomas Hart Benton Home and Studio State Historic Site, will discuss why it is so important for the custodians of historic sites and cultural landmarks to tell the truth in their programming, and how interpretation delivers those truths.

Mr. Sitton is the current (and only the second) administrator of the Thomas Hart Benton Home and Studio State Historic Site in Kansas City, MO. Mr. Sitton has been at the Benton Home since July 2001, and has worked for Missouri State Parks since October 1994. He graduated from Ruskin High School in South Kansas City in 1985, and earned his BA in History from Drury College in Springfield, MO in 1990. As director of the Benton Home, he has the responsibility and honor of actually living in this historic house.

Join us on March 1, 2019 at 1 pm in Katz Hall 101 as part of both the History Department’s “First Fridays” Lecture Series and the AHA Career Development Program.