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Book Talks & Published Writings


As a public historian, writer, and speaker, Meredith Henne Baker's areas of interest include education, history, religion, the American South.... and any topic where they intersect! As a freelancer, she's penned pieces on parenting, nature, music, archives, and culture. She is an active member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) and the James River Writers. With experience as a museum and secondary school educator, she developed and edited history and literature-based curricula for grades K-12, now used by over 30,000 teachers nationally.


A sampling of her published articles and talks is available through the links below.

Groundbreaking Garden Club Activists of Virginia

Smithsonian Institute 




Garden Clubs Make History: How Virginia's Gardening Women Changed a State

Library of Virginia, Virginia Humanities Lecture

Podcast Interview: The Firehouse Logbook

Episode 42: The Richmond Theater Fire of 1811 with Meredith Henne Baker

SCBWI Mid-Atlantic Highlighter

"Handle with Care:” Four Key Methods for Writing Responsible Nonfiction

Virginia Museum of History and Culture Banner Lecture

The Richmond Theater Fire












The Christmas Fire, CBS 6 (Winner of Regional 2022 Emmy Award)












The Burning Documentary, 2013 (Library of Virginia)










Library of Virginia Broadside Magazine

The Richmond Theater Fire

Virginia Mercury

Influential Revolutionary-Era Virginians Targeted Statues

Washington Family Magazine

Nature RX: Get Outside!


Alligators in the Lobby

Touchstone: A Journal of Mere Christianity

Hymns Resurrected

Virginia’s Revival Fire

Grow Christians, a Forward Movement Blog

Regular Contributor on Faith Formation 


Hill Rag

Christ Church Spires Renewed

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