“Ask A Curator Day” and “Talk Like a Pirate Day” Are Both This Week

In honor of these two auspicious days, our Director-Curator, T.H. Gray, will happily answer any and most questions put to him (Actually, Mr. Gray is not interested in such drollery, but our marketing department said this would help elevate awareness of the Hysterical Society).

Mr. Gray is a graduate of the prestigious Peale-Barnum Public History Museum Studies Program, where he lettered in copperplate penmanship and wrote his dissertation on the conversion of the Ship of Theseus into Washington’s (or Lincoln’s) Hatchet, making it the single most important artifact of the twentieth century. More recently he was a Summerthur Fellow, focusing on early American decorative sciences. While he will do his best to answer many of our members’ questions, he does have a few ground rules:

First, in keeping with the spirit of tomorrow’s Ask a Curator Day, all questions must concern themselves with the Hysterical Society’s mission, collections, or vision.


Second, as Talk Like a Pirate Day is this Thursday, all questions must be in Piratese (including the rolling R – for a guide, see this).


Lastly, please direct all questions to  thgray@yahoo.com. Your questions and our responses will be posted later in the week (sorry, this isn’t twitter. These things take time).

We Look Forward to Hearing From You!

About T.H. Gray

T.H. Gray is the self-appointed court jester and Dr. Demento for the history museum field. A lifelong museum professional and reenactor, he is a graduate of the prestigious Peale-Barnum Public History Museum Studies Program. Until 2011, when the AHS hired him away, he was on staff at the Benjamin Dover Memorial Museum & Swimming Pool ("Our History is All Wet!"). He remembers when museums were still about history, science, and art. BTW, all of these posts say they are by T.H. Gray because he can't turn off the byline. Credit, when due, is given. View all posts by T.H. Gray

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