Lisa Minardi is an assistant curator at Winterthur Museum and executive director of The Speaker’s House, a non-profit organization that is restoring the home of Frederick Muhlenberg in Trappe, Pennsylvania. She is a Ph.D. candidate in the History of American Civilization program at the University of Delaware, where she is studying the German population of early Philadelphia for her dissertation, and holds a B.A. in history and museum studies from Ursinus College (2004) and an M.A. from the Winterthur Program in American Material Culture (2006). She has produced numerous publications and exhibitions on the Pennsylvania Germans, including Pastors & Patriots: The Muhlenberg Family of Pennsylvania (Berman Museum of Art, 2011); Drawn with Spirit: Pennsylvania German Fraktur from the Joan and Victor Johnson Collection (Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2015); A Colorful Folk: Pennsylvania Germans & the Art of Everyday Life (Winterthur Museum, 2015) and Quill & Brush: Pennsylvania German Fraktur and Material Culture (Free Library of Philadelphia, 2015).
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