Editor’s Note: Want to learn more about the Acadia Job Corps Conservation Center in Maine’s Acadia National Park? We sat down with Laura Miller and Angela Sirna and learned about his program’s impact on the community and individual corpsmen. This post is part of a series of reflections from winners of NCPH awards in 2022.Read More
Editors’ Note: This post is part of a series of reflections from winners of NCPH awards in 2022. Laura Miller, Independent Historical Consultant, with Angela Sirna, National Park Service, won honorable mention-individual for “An Island Apart”: The Job Corps at Acadia National Park, 1966-1969."
What exactly defines a home front?With that question, the U.S. World War II Home Front working group began our first meeting. Very few visitors to WWII sites in the United States, especially those who come from non-white communities, see their history as home front history.Read More
Editor’s Note: This post is part of a series of reflections from winners of NCPH awards in 2022. Joan Zenzen is the winner of the Excellence in Consulting Individual Awardfor her work on Using Oral History to Affect Community Change: Action in Montgomery at its 20th Anniversary. Read More
Editor’s Note: How can students get valuable study abroad experience at home? John R. Legg, an Affiliate Editor with[email protected] and PhD student at George Mason University, interviews Dr. Niels Eichhorn about a public history-oriented domestic study trip that introduced students to American Revolution, Civil War, and Civil Rights-era historical sites around the Southeast.Read More
For nearly four years, I have collaborated with the National Park Service to embrace the culture and history of people with disabilities represented by its 400+ parks, historic sites, monuments, and battlefields. During my summer 2020 internship with the NPS, I contributed to this effort by writing an annotated bibliography on American disability history. Read More
The COVID-19 pandemic of 2020 is as good a time as ever for every museum and historic site to devise strategies to make public history more accessible. For public historians—as with many other industries related to travel and tourism—this year has been filled with chaos, uncertainty, prolonged furloughs, and unemployment. Read More
In the last few months, the COVID-19 pandemic has meant that the techniques public historians use to engage communities have become increasingly digital, as have the methods we use to communicate with each other. Because COVID-19 continues to spread in the United States, public history organizations should consider how to offer enriching remote internship opportunities that are mutually beneficial to all parties involved. Read More