In 1974, a Division of Public Information and Education was created from the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, National Museum of History and Technology (NMHT). The following year Alice Reno Malone was appointed Coordinator of Education for the Division, and reported to the Deputy Director of NMHT. She was later joined by education specialists Robert S. Harding and Elizabeth Sharpe. In 1976 the Division of Public Information and Education was renamed the Division of Education and Visitor Information, with Malone submitting reports of the Division to the Director of NMHT. The Division was placed under the Office of Public and Academic Programs in 1980. It became defunct in fiscal year 1982 when NMHT was renamed the National Museum of American History.
The Division of Education and Visitor Information was responsible for providing Museum visitors with a variety of programs that interpreted the exhibitions and collections of NMHT. The Division was involved in interpretative lesson tours, outreach activities, films and orientation sessions, demonstrations, lectures, teachers workshops, publications, and discovery corner presentations.
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 599, National Museum of American History. Division of Education and Visitor Information, Divisional Records
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