Women’s History Month: Frederica Adelman
The Not Old Better Show, Smithsonian Associates Interview Series
Welcome to The Not Old Better Show. I’m Paul Vogelzang, and this is episode 518.
As part of our Smithsonian Associates Interview series, our guest is Frederica ‘Fredie’ Adelman. Fredie Adelman is the Director of Smithsonian Associates and is someone I’ve worked with for the last 6 years of our wonderful Smithsonian Associates podcast series. Smithsonian Associates is the largest museum-based education program in the world—produces vibrant educational and cultural programming that offers unparalleled access to the Smithsonian’s world of knowledge.
Before her work at Smithsonian, Adelman worked on the preliminary concept planning team for the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and served as assistant director for an independent museum of Jewish history and culture in Washington, D.C. While completing her master’s degree in museum education from George Washington University, she held internships at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History and at DCPS’ John Eaton Elementary School. Her direct classroom experience also includes teaching middle-school science and French at the Washington International School.
Under Fredie Adelman’s direction, Smithsonian Associates celebrated its 50th anniversary by engaging audiences of all ages in a wide range of educational and thought-provoking experiences.
Today, the devastation caused by the COVID pandemic has accelerated Smithsonian Associates’ efforts to offer online programming, and Smithsonian Associates plans to continue Streaming well into the future so stay tuned!
We’ll talk about women’s history month, career advice, the upcoming Forgotten No More: Rediscovering Remarkable Women presentation, and lots of other great Smithsonian-related activity, so stay tuned for a wonderful interview via internet phone with a talented leader, Fredie Adelman.
My thanks to Fredie Adelman, Director of Smithsonian Associates. My thanks to the Smithsonian Associates team for all they do to support the podcast, and my thanks to you my dear Not Old Better Show audience for your company today, and I hope you’ll join me next time. Be safe, be healthy, and please practice smart social distancing, and remember, Let’s talk about better. The Not Old Better Show. Thanks, everybody.
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