Lindsey Baker

Museum Studies Alumni

Lindsey Baker began her work in Museums as a freshman at Goucher College. She volunteered, interned, and worked in Museums throughout Delaware, Maryland, Washington D.C., and Maine before coming to the University of Delaware.

After spending two years at UD earning a degree in History and Museum Studies, Lindsey took a full-time job as the Executive Director of the Laurel Historical Society. The Laurel Historical Society, located in Laurel, Md runs the Laurel Museum.

As the executive director of the Laurel Historical Society (LHS), a community-based organization focused on bringing exciting programs, informative exhibits, and meaningful partnerships to the Laurel area. In her role at the LHS, Lindsey has developed partnerships with a wide range of community organizations including theaters, restaurants, art galleries, museums, libraries, businesses, schools, and more. Bringing together the community around a shared understanding of the history and culture of Laurel is her passion. Within the wider museum field, Lindsey is the Maryland representative for the Small Museums Committee of the American Association of State and Local History, the Maryland representative for the Small Museum Administrators Committee for the American Alliance of Museums, a board member for the Anacostia Trails Heritage Area, vice president of the Prince George’s County History Consortium, secretary for the Maryland Association of History Museums, and a conference planner for the Small Museum Association. She has presented regionally and nationally at museum conferences and effectively put Laurel on the map in the museum world.

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Each year during the winter break, MSST program director Dr. Kasey Grier leads a group of students to small museum for two weeks of hands-on experience. Projects include inventorying, cataloging and rehousing items. Students follow up these activities with detailed reports outlining thier work and providing recommendations for future collections management activities.

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