For the old, rich, and cultured? Historic house museums and their relationship with young adults.

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dc.contributor.advisor Hafertepe, Kenneth, 1955- Carrington, Emily Lynn. 2012-05
dc.description.abstract It has been traditionally understood that young adults are not active participants in historic house museums. This is a concern because if it is true, it means that historic house museums are not fulfilling their responsibility to educate the public as they are not reaching a particular demographic. Also, by failing to attract young adults, historic house museums are not ensuring that future generations will fulfill the roles of board members volunteers and financial support. This study investigated this claim through surveys distributed to likely historic house museum visitors between the ages of 18 and 35. Through this research, this thesis examines the current relationship young adults have with historic house museums, possible causes of this current situation, and potential actions historic house museums can take in the future to strengthen this relationship. en_US
dc.publisher en
dc.rights Baylor University theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. Contact for inquiries about permission. en_US
dc.subject Museums. en_US
dc.subject Historic house museum. en_US
dc.subject Historic house museum visitation. en_US
dc.subject Museum visitation. en_US
dc.subject Young adults and historic house museums. en_US
dc.title For the old, rich, and cultured? Historic house museums and their relationship with young adults. en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US M.A. en_US
dc.rights.accessrights Worldwide access en_US
dc.contributor.department Museum Studies. en_US
dc.contributor.schools Baylor University. Dept. of Museum Studies. en_US

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