Bootcamp Speakers


Bootcamp speakers are inspiring, well-known, national experts with over 60 years of combined experience working in the field of women’s history. They are the best of the best, and are coming to Tennessee to train you.

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Cindy Grisham, PhD, is a historian, genealogist, and writer based in Little Rock, AR, who made an incredible discovery in her state. She received her PhD in 2010 from Arkansas State University and is currently an adjunct faculty staff member at the College of the Ouachitas and the President of the Arkansas Women’s History Institute. Her work uses not only her research skills as an historian, but experience from her years in law enforcement and investigations. She believes every story is a mystery waiting to be found and told.

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Page Harrington is the Executive Director of the Sewall-Belmont House & Museum, a premier women’s history site located in Washington, DC. It was the home of the National Woman’s Party and Alice Paul. Previously she served as the Vice President of Operations of the United States Navy Memorial, and as an Architectural Historian at the preservation firm of Architect Milford Wayne Donaldson, FAIA. She earned two Master’s Degrees from the University of San Diego; her first in Public History, and second in Non-Profit Management and Leadership. In addition to her work at the Sewall-Belmont House & Museum, Page served on the Board of Directors for the National Collaborative for Women’s History Sites and as founding Co-Chair of the Women’s History Affinity Group at the American Association for State and Local History.

Rebecca Shrum

Rebecca Shrum, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of History and Assistant Director of the Public History Program at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. She’s created a method that proves museums don’t represent women the way they should. She received her PhD in 2007 from the University of South Carolina. Her book, In the Looking Glass: Mirrors and Identity in Early America, will be published by Johns Hopkins University Press in 2017. Her current research project explores how race, gender, and material culture are used and interpreted at historic sites in the United States.

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Noelle Trent, PhD, is the Director of Interpretation, Collections and Education at the National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel. She received a Master’s degree in Public History and a PhD in American history from Howard University. She has worked with several noted organizations and projects, including the National Archives and Records Administration, the National Park Service, and the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture.

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