As Writer and Web Editor at the Richard H. Driehaus Museum in Chicago from 2011 to 2013, my passion was sharing all of the rich of stories this historic mansion-turned-museum has to tell. I provided website content strategy and implementation during a major 2011 website redesign. In addition, I launched, wrote, and edited the new blog, and created the museum’s first comprehensive social media strategy with active presences on Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, Pinterest, and Instagram. Marketing activities and outreach also increased, and I regularly wrote and scheduled press releases, promotional copy for programs and other activities, and
The Richard H. Driehaus Museum immerses visitors in one of the grandest residential buildings of 19th-century Chicago, the Gilded Age home of banker Samuel Mayo Nickerson. Chicago philanthropist Richard H. Driehaus founded the museum on April 1, 2003 with a vision to influence today’s built environment by preserving and promoting architecture and design of the past.
The Driehaus Museum blog is a space we envision as stretching beyond our walls; a place we get to share the things we’re interested in or excited about, from preservation to historic Chicago, architecture, the Gilded Age, or American and European decorative arts. Last year we covered Gilded Age social customs and the “servant problem”; took a deeper look at the objects from our collection and zeroed in on features of our historic building’s architecture; and answered some of our visitors’ most pressing questions.
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