Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Writer Spotlight: Hallie E. Bond

NAME: Hallie E. Bond
FIELD: Museum curator (history)
EMPLOYER: Adirondack Museum

Q. What were your main writing & publishing accomplishments this past year?
“Cover Story” about Adirondack quilts in Adirondack Life, September/October 2009

Q. What new projects are you working on for the upcoming year?
“Passion in the Park,” a special Valentine's Day edition of Cabin Fever Sunday (Feb. 14, 2010) and ongoing research on quilts and other domestic textile production in the Adirondacks.

Q. What are your upcoming public appearances?
Cabin Fever Sunday program, Feb. 14, 2010, at the Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake, N.Y.

Q. If you were to write a book with one other person in the world, who would it be and what would you write?
I'd work with Laurel Thacher Ulrich on a book on the home life of Adirondackers between the Civil War and World War II (non-fiction)

Q. What do you like the most about living in and/or writing about the Adirondack region?
I like the integration of life and the outdoors.

Hallie E. Bond has been Curator at the Adirondack Museum since 1987. She has written extensively on regional history and material culture including “Boats and Boating in the Adirondacks,” published by Syracuse University Press in 1995, “A Paradise for Boys and Girls: Children’s Camps in the Adirondacks,” and numerous articles in magazines and contributions to books. Ms. Bond has a B.A. in History from the University of Colorado, an M.A. in Medieval Studies from the University of York (England) and an M.A. in American History with a Certificate in Museum Studies from the University of Delaware. She lives in Long Lake, N.Y., with her husband, Mason Smith, and two children.

PHOTO: Hallie Bond integrates the study of history with the outdoors on her BYOBoat trip during the summer of 2009, “The St. James of the Wilderness and the St. Regis Lakes,” with Mike Prescott in foreground.

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