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July 13, 2021 | Lauren Pharr

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Looking for ways to reach and engage a wider and more diverse audience? Gain some summer inspiration with Lori Sanderlin and Katy Menne of the North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport.

In this live webinar on July 20, Sanderlin and Menne will discuss how their small museum in southeastern North Carolina took on the big topic of diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion, with a special look at accessibility and inclusion. The museum is the first Certified Autism Center in the state of North Carolina and welcomes visitors of all abilities.

Tune in for a unique look at how the maritime field can reach a wider, more diverse audience. You’ll learn how a small staff of three took on adapting programs, creating an American Sign Language tour, and making physical alterations to create a more welcoming and inclusive experience for people with sensory sensitivities or special needs.

Lori Sanderlin is the North Carolina Maritime Museum manager at Southport. She began her career in public history in 1999 and has been with the North Carolina Maritime Museum system since 2008.

Katy Menne joined the staff at North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport in 2018 as the curator of education. She spearheaded the museum’s successful efforts to become the first Certified Autism Center in the state of North Carolina and has gained the distinction of Certified Educator by National Geographic.

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about the NC Maritime Museum at Southport.

more on the museum as a Certified Autism Center

about Monitor National Marine Sanctuary

about the North Carolina Office of State Archaeology

 

 

 

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