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Kristin Gallas

Interpreting Slavery
Author/Educator
Boston, MA
Kristin Gallas has led the Tracing Center of Histories and Legacies of Slavery's public history work since its founding, and also oversaw the design of workshops for teachers and other professionals in education. Today, Kristin facilitates workshops for public history professionals, and speaks regularly at public history conferences, museums, and historic sites. She is the co-editor of Interpreting Slavery at Museums and Historic Sites (Rowman & Littlefield, January 2015), among other publications on best practices in the interpretation of slavery. She is the co-author of the forthcoming Interpreting Slavery with Children and Teens (Rowman & Littlefield, 2018). Kristin holds a bachelor’s degree in secondary history education from the University of Vermont and a master of arts in museum education from George Washington University. She has led the education and interpretation departments at the Montana Historical Society, the USS Constitution Museum; and the Tsongas Industrial History Center. Kristin has also developed programs for the National Trust for Historic Preservation and Shelburne Museum; created interpretative training for Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site and the Maine State Museum; and consulted with Martha’s Vineyard Museum and George Washington's Mount Vernon on exhibit development.