Franklin Vagnone (Founder & Principal – TWISTED PRESERVATION: Cultural Consulting. New York City) with a strong background in the creative arts (Architecture, Design, Sculpture), is a Public Historian who has been labeled a “domestic-archeo-anthropologist”. Franklin maintains the blog: Twisted Preservation, and the series “One Night Stand” overnights in historic house museums, and “Water Cooler Chats”, which to date, has readers in over 85 countries – (twistedpreservation.wordpress.com), and also moderates an international discussion group – The Anarchist’s Guide to Historic House Museums
He has co-authored The Anarchist’s Guide to Historic House Museums (with Ms. Deborah Ryan) – a book about innovative concepts for historic cultural sites. The book, now in its 3rd printing since November 2015, was voted best Museum Education-related book of 2015 by Museum Educator’s Monitor, and became #1 bestseller (Museum-related) on Amazon for February 2016.
In recognition of his sustained work in the museum profession, Franklin was selected for the 2015 Museum Association of New York State – Individual Achievement Award.