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  • Jan Turnquist is the founder and director of InterAct Performances, an organization devoted to the wonderful impact that living history presentations and meaningful seminars can have in the worlds of education, business, and personal enrichment. Jan is an educator, actress, and historian. She holds her teaching certification and degrees in English and Comparative Literature from the University of Wisconsin. She has been featured in television roles on PBS, the Fox Network, and several BBC productions. Now a consultant to Orchard House Museum, where Louisa May Alcott wrote *Little Women* in 1868, she spent 18 years on staff there as Living History Coordinator, Education Coordinator, and Historic Interpreter. Through InterAct Performances, Jan currently leads programs across the country. Her living history portrayals are popular with schools, universities, libraries, museums, civic groups, conventions, senior groups and the like. She has also developed a successful offering of seminars and workshops in order to share more of her natural talents, developed skills, and researched material with teachers, business people, students, elder hostel attenders and others.
  • Kenneth C. Turino holds a Masters of Arts in Teaching, Museum Education, from George Washington University. He is Manager of Community Engagement and Exhibitions at Historic New England, the oldest, largest and most comprehensive regional preservation organization in the country. As Exhibitions Manager, Turino is responsible for developing, coordinating, and contracting for Historic New England's traveling exhibition program, locally, regionally, and nationally. Recent projects have included the critically acclaimed collaboration with MASS MoCA, "Yankee Remix: Artists Take on New England; The Photographs of Verner Reed 1950-1972"; The Camera's Coast and the award-winning "From Dairy to Doorstep: Milk Delivery in New England 1860-1960". Mr. Turino is the Northern New England Regional Leadership Team Leader for the American Association for State and Local History Awards Program. Prior to coming to Historic New England, Turino was Executive Director of the Lynn Museum for fourteen years, an active local history museum in Lynn, Mass. He also served as Assistant Director at the Lyceum in Alexandria, Virginia and as Director of Education at the Paul Revere House in Boston.
  • Professor Green has been teaching undergraduate courses in history and labor studies at Committee for Public Counsel Services since he joined the faculty in 1977. He created the Labor Studies Program in 1981 and served as the first director of the Labor Resource Center in 1995. In recent years he has regularly offered two courses, Working Culture and Society in the US since 1877 and A People's History of Boston. Jim Green is as activist and public historian as well as a scholar and educator. He has written 17 op eds and reviews for the *Boston Globe* as well as articles in periodicals like *The Chronicle of Higher Education*. He has served as president of the Labor and Working Class History Association, the professional association in his field, and he is an associate editor of the association's quarterly journal, *Labor: Studies of Working Class History in the Americas*. Professor Green is the author of six books on labor and social movements including his forthcoming book, *Death in the Haymarket: A Story of Chicago, the First Labor Movement and the Bombing that Divided Gilded Age America*.