A journalism major in college, Laura Weber has spent decades in the writing and editing field. She got her start as a freelancer covering the Minneapolis arts community, continued writing articles and reviews as she worked for a variety of nonprofits, and is now serving as the director of communications for the U's College of Design.
In many respects, it was her vocation that opened the door to her avocation. Weber's writing on the arts segued into writing about history--which led to her graduate degree in history. It also piqued her interest about many of the buildings and structures in the arts district. Now, when she is not at work at the U, she is a writer and historian specializing in Minnesota vernacular architecture
Weber, a past president for the Minnesota Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians, will lend her expertise to the July 20 Curiosity Camp, Chapels, Cottages, and Ivy-Covered Halls: Preserving Historic Gems.