Julie Rose

Julie Rose

Director and Curator, Homewood Museum

PhD, Louisiana State University (Education)


Rose has held curatorial positions at the Columbia Historical Society in Washington, D.C.; the Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge, Tennessee; the East Tennessee Historical Society in Knoxville, Tennessee; and Magnolia Mound Plantation in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  She has served on the faculties of the Master of Arts in Museum Studies Program at Southern University at New Orleans, and since 2012 as a member of the faculty in Louisiana State University’s School of Library and Information Sciences, where she teaches Introduction to Museum Management. She holds a doctorate in education from Louisiana State University, a Master of Arts in Teaching from George Washington University, and a Bachelor of Arts from the State University of New York at Albany.

Julia Rose's primary research interests focus on interpreting difficult histories and documenting historical enslaved plantation communities for museum interpretations. She has also published and lectured extensively. Her most recent book is Interpreting Difficult History (Rowan and Littlefield, 2016).