House of Memories: Media Event for App & Workshop Launch on Sept. 24

For immediate release

Release dated: 
September 20, 2018

House of Memories: Media Event for App & Workshop Launch on Sept. 24

UPDATE Sept 20, 2018 (Revised list of speakers)
Members of the media are invited to explore the “My House of Memories” app and professional caregiver training workshops in person, meet people living with dementia and their caregivers in a museum setting, and hear from esteemed speakers about dementia today.

Schedule: 

  • Kent Whitworth, MNHS director and CEO, will welcome guests and speak about how MNHS and others are working together to better the lives of our aging populations and why this work is so important
  • Dorothea Harris, program manager of caregiver services at Volunteers of America, will speak about how dementia affects the African-American community 
  • Carol Rogers, executive director of education and visitors at National Museums Liverpool, will speak about the app and workshops, and how museums are uniquely positioned to help caregivers support people to live well with dementia.

Media can also engage with people living with dementia and their caregivers as they use the app, explore History Center exhibits and use items in the training workshop toolkit.

When: Monday, Sept. 24, noon-1 p.m.
Where: Minnesota History Center, 345 Kellogg Blvd. W. St. Paul.
RSVP: Jessica Kohen, 651-259-3148, jessica.kohen@mnhs.org or Lauren Peck, 651-259-3137, lauren.peck@mnhs.org