Americans, Our History, and the 250th

First slide in presentation with a faded American flag in the background and the text, "Americans, Our History, and the 250th" with the Wilkening Consulting logo and Virginia is for Lovers logo

Thursday, May 4, 2023
12:00 – 1:30 PM
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Commissioned by the Commonwealth of Virginia, this research explores public attitudes about patriotism, American identity, and the upcoming 250th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

Join Susie Wilkening from Wilkening Consulting to see what the survey revealed and how cultural organizations can use the findings to make decisions about how to engage people during the commemoration of the 250th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

About the Presenter

Susie Wilkening
Principal, Wilkening Consulting

Susie Wilkening is the principal of Wilkening Consulting, a museum audience research firm based in Seattle, WA. She is working closely with Connecticut Humanities to gather data on the cultural sector in Connecticut, and was the analytical might behind the 2022 Nonprofit Connecticut Cultural Census. Wilkening Consulting also partners with the American Alliance of Museums to field the Annual Survey of Museum-Goers, is currently working on a census of academic museums and galleries, and fields comprehensive research for individual museums. She is the author of Audiences and Inclusion: A Primer for Cultivating More Inclusive Attitudes Among the Public. You can find much of her research at

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