Mitchell House, circa 1790
Well, it’s not “self” it’s Mitchell House and Maria Mitchell promotion. Mitchell House and I have come (kicking and screaming?), into the 21st century. Cognizant that we have to reach younger generations and those who are more technologically savvy, we have been working to connect. We blog every week (sometimes more), our blogs get Tweeted out, we have a Pinterest page, and now, (drum roll please), we are on YouTube. I may not be looking too sweet, but Mitchell House has on it new coat of shingles on the south side, its gardens are revived, and it has undergone some wonderful conservation work of structure and artifacts too, over the last decade or so. So, it is putting its best foot forward.
Over the next few weeks, with the enormous help of my colleague, MMA’s Director of Natural Sciences, Andrew McKenna-Foster (cameraman, editor, and YouTuber), Mitchell House will be rolling out some short YouTube videos ( http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCS5DwRA-3yGNrFokyH7VIKg ) − with more to come over time – about Maria Mitchell, the Mitchells, the Mitchell House, island architecture, Quakers, and Nantucket women. So, you, those from afar, and others can learn a little more about the topics that are relevant to the mission of the Mitchell House and the legacy of Maria Mitchell. Unfortunately, you will have to see me but, I hope you learn a bit more about the House, Maria, the marvelous Mitchells and the island we call home.