Chris Taylor

Chris Taylor is director of inclusion and community engagement for the Minnesota Historical Society, the state’s premier presenter of history exhibitions and programs. Chris coordinates programs aimed at continuous and sustained engagement of diverse communities at the Society; cultivates and supports relationships with community organizations; and works to increase training and professional development for employees at MNHS related to cultural competence and inclusion.

In addition, Chris teaches courses at Augsburg College and the University of Minnesota. Chris has been working to develop strategic partnerships between these educational institutions and the Minnesota Historical Society, and has also developed and taught curricula aimed at engaging undergraduate students in exploring careers in education, museums and public history; as well as increasing the diversity of the students population enrolled in these courses. Chris has a B.A. in social studies and secondary education from the University of St. Thomas, and a M.A. in museum education from Cooperstown Graduate Program.

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