Advocating with Respect: Octavia Hill’s Victorian Social Reform

By 1874 Octavia, with help from her assistants, was providing decent housing to about 3,000 people. In 1884, Octavia was recognized by the Ecclesiastical Commissioners for her enlightened management approach, and she was placed in charge to reform their South London slum properties.

Performing History: Bailes as Storytelling

Photo by Maria Smith. In mid-September I was drawn away from my lab work by the sounds of traditional Andean Huayno music to the plaza of Hualla, Peru, where I am staying during an archaeological field expedition. The pueblo of Hualla is a small town tucked in the...

A Day in the Life of an Archaeologist: Field Report

Maria Smith on site in Peru. When people find out that I am an archaeologist they often respond with “oh that’s so cool! I’ve never met an archaeologist before,” which is generally followed up by the question “what’s it like to be...

Meet Our Interns: Maria Smith

Meet one of our newest team members, Junior Girl Maria Smith, and find out some of her interests and what brought her to Girl Museum!

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