Multimedia Historian (Houston County, Minnesota)
Session: New Voices/New Futures
Erin has a vibrant background as a community organizer, documentarian, and public historian. Her work with immigrant communities and oft-overlooked neighborhoods of Milwaukee has been acknowledged by the American Association for State and Local History (2013, Award of Merit), Chicago’s Metropolitan Planning Council (2012, Runner-up, Placemaking Chicago), and Americans for the Arts (2013, Best of Public Art Projects). A native of rural southwest Michigan, with years of experience in urban environments, Erin recently fell head over heels for Houston Co., MN in the gorgeous Driftless region. Here, she has pioneered a new youth media and local history program in partnership with the Smithsonian. Erin also lovingly curates the Crystal Creek Citizen-Artist Residency program.