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A long journey to the Washington Mall

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Editor’s note: We publish TPH editor James F. Brooks’s introduction to the August 2018 issue of The Public Historian. The entire issue is available online to National Council on Public History members.

On October 28, 2016, the editorial team of The Public Historian waited in a crisp windy dawn for the doors of the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) to open. Read More

Project Showcase: Playing with Innovation

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When most people think of computer games they imagine something electronic with far more sophistication than the cardboard and plastic games played around a kitchen table. An ongoing exhibit hosted by the Sarnoff Collection at The College of New Jersey in Ewing, New Jersey takes visitors back to a time when computer games had far more in common with Monopoly than with Minecraft. Read More

Making meaning from ashes—the development of the Victorian Bushfires Collection

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Editor’s note: This is the fifth post of a series that continues the conversation begun in the February 2018 issue of The Public Historian with the roundtable “Responding Rapidly to Our Communities.”

The Black Saturday Bushfires are the worst natural disaster in Australia’s recorded history. Read More

Pop-up Ofrenda: Interactive Remembrance and Healing

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Editor’s note: This is the fifth in a series of pieces  focused on Las Vegas and its regional identity which will be posted before and during the NCPH annual meeting in Las Vegas in April.

As discussed in yesterday’s post, the Las Vegas shooting happened a month before Day of the Dead. Read More

Preserving the history of the mob in Las Vegas

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Editor’s note: This is the third in a series of pieces  focused on Las Vegas and its regional identity which will be posted before and during the NCPH Annual Meeting in Las Vegas in April.

If NCPH members want proof that the mob no longer has power in the city hosting their conference this year, try to find a 99-cent rib special. Read More

A visitor’s observations on the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Part I

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The first time I tried to visit the National Museum of African American History and Culture, my friends and I got only as far as the grassy area on the Constitution Ave. side of the building. Less than a month after the museum’s grand opening in September 2016, the feeling around the David Adjaye-designed masterpiece that Sunday was electric. Read More