Visitors enjoying the exhibit at Tibbits Opera House. Photo credit: Tammy Barnes.
In 2015, the Tibbits Opera House in Coldwater, Michigan began a two-year project called “Cultural Exchange Coldwater” aimed at sharing the stories and experiences of Arab American residents in this southwest Michigan city. Read More
This past fall in Houston, the National Trust for Historic Preservation gathered for its annual conference, PastForward. One of the key features of the conference is a series of marquee presentations called TrustLive. TrustLive presentations often feature a single speaker followed by a short panel discussion on a topic relevant to today’s preservation movement. Read More
From around the field this week: Awards for US western scholars and midwestern museum professionals; archivists’ marketplace of ideas in Oregon; placeless memories in York; and registration now open for summer institute on digital humanities in Texas. Read More
Repeat photography is the practice of photographing a specific location at two or more points in time. It is a powerful visual resource for scientific study and education in forest and landscape management. To take advantage of this technology, the Forest History Society (FHS) recently started the Repeat Photography Project. Read More
From around the field this week: Industrial heritage conference in Azerbaijan; collaborative curatorial training in Namibia; conference on the implications of doing historical research with citizen scholars; invitation to humanities scholars to help document history in the present moment; award for exhibits on history of science and technology; book reviews on German-American heritage, gravemarkers, aboriginal rights and the remaking of history. Read More
Created in 1832, the year of Jackson’s re-election and his veto of the re-chartering of the Bank of the United States, this cartoon depicts Jackson as a tyrannical monarch, standing on a shredded copy of the Constitution and holding his veto power.
After Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life premiered in November 2016, my fellow Temple University graduate students Ted Maust and Ariel Natalo-Lifton and I started discussing the proliferation of references to public history and heritage tourism in the popular television program. Read More
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