Levine Museum of the New South Historian Tapped for Leadership Role at Detroit Historical Society
CHARLOTTE, N.C., (Nov. 22, 2017) – Levine Museum of the New South historian Brenda Tindal has accepted a position with the Detroit Historical Society, where she will serve as Director of Education and help lead an initiative tracing the history of the 1967 Detroit riots, the Museum announced today.
“We are sorry to see Brenda leave Levine Museum, where she has made such a valuable contribution to our work and to our community,” said Kathryn Hill, President and CEO. “At the same time, we are excited for her as she has a chance to expand her portfolio as a public historian outside of Charlotte. This is an exceptional opportunity for her.”
Tindal started her career at Levine Museum in 2003 as an intern and research consultant. She returned to the Museum in 2015 as staff historian and created a series of corporate and civic enrichment seminars, which she delivered to nearly 50 institutions. She also helped shape Levine Museum’s most recent exhibits: K(NO)W Justice K(NO)W Peace and Splendid Service: Camp Greene & the Making of a New South City.
“Levine Museum is where I received my wings in the museum field and developed a deep appreciation for the rich and diverse history of Charlotte,” said Tindal, whose last day is Dec. 8. “It’s been an honor to serve as staff historian at Levine and a privilege to do so in my hometown.”
Levine Museum will immediately begin a search for a new historian, a role instrumental in helping to grow and engage diverse audiences from across the region. In the meantime, the Museum expects to enlist the help of community partners and historians who can continue to ground programs in scholarship.
About Levine Museum of the New South
Levine Museum of the New South is an interactive museum housing the nation’s most comprehensive interpretation of post-Civil War southern history. Through the award-winning exhibit, Cotton Fields to Skyscrapers, changing galleries and complementing programs, the Museum tells the stories of the diverse people who have reinvented and shaped the region since 1865. Over 50,000 people visit the Museum each year, including 10,000 students who enrich their understanding of North Carolina history and enhance critical thinking skills through their experience at the Museum.
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