Snapshot: Linda Endersby, making history accessible to the public

Missouri State Museum director Linda Endersby catalogs one of the 5,000 stereoscope images in a collection at the museum in Jefferson City.

Missouri State Museum director Linda Endersby catalogs one of the 5,000 stereoscope images in a collection at the museum in Jefferson City. Photo by Stephen Brooks.

Coming from the elite academic world of MIT and Harvard, Linda Endersby said she made a conscious choice to work in the handson realm of museums.

“I didn’t come here by a direct route,” the acting director of the Missouri State Museum said.

With a bachelor’s degree in math and computer science and a master’s in Medieval Russian history, Endersby combined the two interests at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for a doctorate in the history of science and technology.

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