Kelly Lally Molloy
Weintraut & Associates
Where do you currently work?
I currently work as a historian for the Indiana firm of Weintraut & Associates.
Tell me a bit about your career?
This firm specializes in public and private historic preservation and archaeology projects. As a historian, I do fieldwork, research, and writing for our projects and reports. My post graduate school career began in Wake County, North Carolina doing architectural survey work. This work translated into the writing of an architectural survey publication and eventually into a job staffing a local historic preservation commission. From there, I spent several years working as a program associate for the Southwest Field Office of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, a job that had me working with local preservation groups in Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Arkansas. After leaving the National Trust, I worked as a consultant in Indiana, Maryland, and North Carolina until joining Weintraut & Associates.
How has folklore prepared you for your career?
My degree in folklore has taught me to look at the built environment in a broad way, to look for relationships between the built environment and other elements of local culture, and to be aware, always, of context in fieldwork and research.