As a Professional Genetic Genealogist and author of the #1 Best-selling historical fiction novel, Once Upon an Irish Summer, and as a National Officer for Daughters of the American Revolution over Art & Sculpture in the annual American Heritage Contest, I present an impactful and inspiring presentation on ART & ANCESTRY.
This presentation has inspired students and adults alike to see new ways of preserving family heritage through the art forms of painting, sculpture, literature, drama, and music.
I would love to have the opportunity to inspire your group as well!
DIRECT QUOTE ABOUT THIS PRESENTATION:
"I was blown away."
THE STUDY THAT COMPELS ME TO SHARE MY STORY
—Emory University released the results of a study conducted on teenagers knowing—or not knowing—their family history.
—The study was based on 20 specific questions.
—The results showed that kids who know the answers to these 20 questions have a stronger sense of control over their lives, higher self-esteem, a greater belief in the successful functioning of their families while proving to be more resilient to life’s challenges.
This is why I SPEAK, and this is why I WRITE. To inspire the rising generation to KNOW who they come from, to honor and learn from them—even if they really struggled—and to THEN stand on their shoulders to become someone even BETTER.
FOR THE AGE GROUP MOST INVOLVED IN ANCESTRAL RESEARCH AND PRESERVING THE ARTS
My Art & Ancestry presentation is a journey through history that inspires the young and old. But retirees are the most motivated to make sure they're leaving a meaningful legacy for their descendants. And they're also the greatest population involved ing preserving the arts for the generations who follow.
I'll not only give you ideas about how to preserve your family heritage through the arts but I'll show you individually or as a society how to preserve the artworks found within your families and communities.