Toni's Word-Burning Stove LLC team is writing new exhibit text for the renovated museum at the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial in St. Louis.
National Museum of African American History and Culture
With the curatorial and content development team, Toni helped give shape and voice to the permanent "Cultural Expressions" exhibit for the Smithsonian museum, scheduled to open in 2016.
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Toni worked with artist-in-residence Nelly Anderson and a dynamic team of high school students and teachers to create a multi-level civil rights + arts exhibit experience in Chester, Virginia. A key element of the installation is now a permanent part of the school.
Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia
As advisor to the board, Toni is helping to shape the museum's new traveling and permanent exhibitions. BHM will open in the historic Leigh Street Armory in Richmond, Virginia.
National Civil Rights Museum
Historian Hasan Jeffries, Ph.D, and Toni worked together with Dr. Stephanie Shaw and the NCRM staff on a new exhibit script for the landmark museum at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee.
Tuskegee Airmen National Historical Site
Toni completed exhibit text for the new Hangar Two exhibit at historic Moton Field in Alabama. The Tuskegee Airmen lived and trained at the site, moving what began as "the Tuskegee Experiment" forward into World War II and history as "the Tuskegee Experience." Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site
Old Slave Mart Museum
Toni wrote interpretive text and panels for a daring new history museum on the domestic slave trade in Charleston. She and the team of curators, city staff, and designers created an inclusive exhibition illuminating the slave market experience that took place at the site. The museum is celebrated for its unsentimental telling of the story of Ryan’s Mart from a variety of perspectives.
African Burial Ground National Monument and Historic Site
Toni's work as lead exhibit writer for the African Burial Ground Visitor Center garnered a 2010 text writing award from the American Association of Museums. Working with archaeologists and historians, Toni interpreted in writing the rediscovered history of the Africans who helped build New York. The cemetery is located in lower New York, near Wall Street.
Preservation Virginia staff identified the need to revise docent training at the former plantation home of statesman Patrick Henry, his family, and domestic and field workers. Toni shaped a more inclusive, culturally sensitive program, and met with community members about their connection to Scotchtown.
Toni workshopped research findings in 17th c. Virginia history with African American community stakeholders in her work on the 26,500 sq. ft. permanent exhibitions at Jamestown. With her guidance, a national review team ensured cultural sensitivity on all interpretive plans, research methods, and content. Historic Jamestowne