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“I was impressed with the program. A lot of times, history is very one-sided but we heard a lot of voices and experiences that you normally don’t get to hear. I felt it clued me in to what was really going on at the time.”

Matthew Ferry, Murfreesboro

The WatchfireTM is a Chick History educational program developed by Rebecca Price and Barbara Scales in September 2017. The two worked together to create a suffrage program that would offer new insight into the time period and uplift the diverse voices and experiences of the women and men involved in the movement. In 2019, they welcomed Leslie Boone as a third facilitator to the program. When you book a Watchfire Program, your event will be run and facilitated by two speakers: Rebecca Price—and based on scheduling—either Barbara Scales or Leslie Boone.

Croft house feature imageRebecca Price is the founder and president/ceo of Chick History, with over twenty years of experience in museum programming, administration, and strategic communications and marketing. Prior to Chick History, she was the Director of Membership Development, Communications, and Marketing for the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH). She has worked at the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the National Museum of Women in the Arts, and several historic homes and museums. Rebecca received her Masters of Arts in Museum Studies with a concentration in Art History from George Washington University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and Italian Studies from the University of Memphis. She currently serves on the board of the Tennessee Association of Museums and as immediate past Co-Chair of the Women’s History Affinity Group at AASLH.

Barbara Scales 200 Barbara Scales serves as the Director of the June Anderson Center for Women and Nontraditional Students at Middle Tennessee State University, and has over 20 years of social welfare and adult learning experience. In efforts to educate the community Barbara offers programming during National Women’s History Month; Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and Walk A Mile in Her Shoes – where Barbara partners with the Interfraternity Council for Men on campus and every year over a hundred men walk a mile in heels for sexual assault awareness; Domestic Violence awareness, and Equal Pay for Women. She serves on many committees and is active in her local church. Barbara currently serves on the board of Chick History.

IMG_20190607_100946_835Leslie Boone is a research consultant for Vanderbilt University Medical Center and earned her MPH in Public Health from Emory University. She is a community preservationist in her East Nashville neighborhood and serves on the archive committee for her church. She has worked on multiple local history projects with the Center for Historic Preservation and the Nashville Public Library. Leslie served on the Nashville Committee for Chick History’s Protecting the Legacy project, and coordinated and conducted oral histories in the Middle Tennessee region for the project.