17 March 2017 –
Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons
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
08 March 2017 –
“If you just pussy foot around and try to be safe, you won’t get anything done, and they’ll still fire you. Might as well accomplish all you can.”
Helen Matthews Lewis with a group of miners. This photo, along with the others featured in the post, come from Lewis’s scrapbook.
06 March 2017 –
Jennifer Whitmer Taylor
The Wilson family constructed the Woodrow Wilson Family Home in Columbia, South Carolina during Reconstruction but only lived in the community for four years. Photo credit: Historic Columbia.
Believed to be the first museum of Reconstruction in the nation, the Woodrow Wilson Family Home (WWFH)
reopened to the public on February 15, 2014 after being closed for nine years. Read More
01 March 2017 –
David C. White
Poster for Sporter’s, one of Boston’s earliest gay bars, c. 1960s. Image credit: William Conrad Collection, The History Project, Boston.
Editor’s Note: This is the first of a series of posts reflecting on Gregory Rosenthal’s article, The Public Historian “Make Roanoke Queer Again: Community History and Urban Change in a Southern City,” published in the February 2017 issue of , and on how the Roanoke project relates to other LGBTQ public history projects. Read More
22 February 2017 –
Sharing Stories: College students and teens dialoging at the community center.” Photo credit: Elizabeth Belanger
Over the past weeks my project colleagues have provided glimpses into public history’s “Radical Roots.” In these posts, key figures and sites have emerged: Gene Weltfish at the American Civilization Institute of Morristown, t he campers and counselors at Camp Woodland , and Louis Jones at Cooperstown Graduate Program. Read More
02 February 2017 –
Editor’s Note: In his article, “Make Roanoke Queer Again: Community History and Urban Change in a Southern City,” which appears in the February 2017 issue of The Public Historian , Gregory Rosenthal expands upon this preview to explore the intersections among urban history, queer history, and public history. Read More
25 January 2017 –
Gene Weltfish, founder of the ACIM.
Typically, the origins of public history education have been traced either to early twentieth-century applied history programs or to the first named public history program established in the 1970s at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
09 January 2017 –
Prince memorial exhibition, Minnesota Historical Society. Photo credit: Screenshot from MHS
“Remembering Prince” video
Several years ago, on a visit to the
Levine Museum of the New South in Charlotte, North Carolina, I encountered an exhibit that asked me to participate. Read More
12 December 2016 –
Levi Fox discusses recent Atlantic City history outside the former Trump Plaza, which closed in 2014. Photo credit:
Public historians are occasionally presented with opportunities to engage in projects relevant not just to our local communities, but of immediate importance to the entire country.
01 November 2016 –
Individuals featured in “Georgia Journeys” posing at the exhibit opening. Photo credit: Kate Daly
Last Sunday, October 23, 2016, marked the opening of , G eorgia Journeys: Legacies of World War II a new permanent exhibit at the Museum of History and Holocaust Education at Kennesaw State University. Read More