Webinar: Throwing Flames (Safely): Building Safety Programs at Living History Sites

Thu, Jan 26, 2023 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST

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It may not be the first thing you think of when you consider living history interpretation, but safety is an essential and often overlooked element of living history interpretation. In this webinar, you will hear from Aaron Shuman, the Museum Experience Coordinator at the National Museum of the Pacific War. The living history programs at his site include elements like the M2-2 Flamethrower and M3 Stuart Tank that easily make the case for a stalwart safety program. During his presentation, Aaron will apply lessons he has learned at both the National Museum of the Pacific War and serving in the United States Air Force to discuss both the importance of having a safety program and how to develop one that is tailored to your site—even if you don’t have a flamethrower. Aaron Shuman is the Museum Experience Coordinator at the National Museum of the Pacific War. After serving six years in the United States Air Force, Aaron earned his master’s degree in Public History at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and has worked as an intern at Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site, The MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History, and The Clinton Presidential Library. In his current role, Aaron supervises the museum’s living history program and assists with educational programs including field trips, distance learning, and interpretive programs.