What Is Alder?

Alder collects, preserves,
and exhibits history in
various fields. Alder is
the source for in depth
historical research and writing. 

Who Is Alder?
Morgen Young, consulting historian and owner of Alder, holds an M.A. in Public History. Her work focuses on historical research, writing, exhibit development, digital history, oral history, and historic preservation.


Recent press regarding Alder's work on various projects.




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Morgen Young

Morgen Young's work focuses on historical research, writing, editing, exhibit development and curation, oral history, digital history, and photography. In addition to her experience with museums and historic preservation, Morgen has a background in twentieth century United States history, including history of the Pacific Northwest, architectural history, and the history of medicine.

Morgen is active with local and national nonprofit organizations. She currently serves as the chair of the National Council on Public History's Consultants Committee. She is also sits on the The Public Historian's Editorial Board. She previously served as a member of the NCPH Board of Directors and as the Executive Director of the Northwest History Network.

Morgen's work has received national recognition. She is a two-time winner of the NCPH Excellence in Consulting Award. She received the award in 2012 for her work developing Oregon Health & Science University's permanent exhibit "The History of Diversity in the Health Sciences,” and in 2016 for the traveling exhibit, "Uprooted: Japanese American Farm Labor Camps During World War II."