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Project Showcase: Cartoon Asheville

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Many history teachers utilize editorial cartoons as vivid historical sources that succinctly encapsulate a range of viewpoints on a topic. Famous examples include the work of Thomas Nast at Harper’s Weekly and John Tenniel at Punch. The perspectives of editorial cartoonists in major cities such as New York, however, did not always illustrate the viewpoints of other parts of the country. Read More

Repair work at the Charlotte Hawkins Brown Museum

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Editor’s Note: This is the second in a series of reflective posts written by winners of awards given out at the NCPH 2019 annual meeting in Hartford, Connecticut. Sonya Laney received the New Professional award.

In 1902, Charlotte Hawkins Brown took the train from her home in Cambridge, Massachusetts to the rural town of Sedalia, North Carolina. Read More

Connecting Clues on the Trail of a Century-Old Black Women’s Club

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Editors’ Note: This post is part of a [email protected] series that complements The Public Historian, volume 40, number 3, which is about the history of the field of Black Museums.

There are multiple paths to the collaborations we value as historical interpreters and practitioners. Read More

Reflecting on “Our Only Alma Mater”

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Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series of reflective posts written by winners of awards given out at the NCPH 2019 annual meeting in Hartford, Connecticut.  Josh Howard of Passel Historical Consulting received the individual “Excellence in Consulting” award. Read More

Hartford’s hidden histories

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

Growing up in eastern Connecticut, my thoughts of Hartford were a mix of positives and negatives. Read More

Finding new value in Hartford’s voter registration records

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Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of pieces focused on Hartford and its regional identity which will be posted before and during the NCPH Annual Meeting in Hartford, Connecticut in March.

The Hartford History Center at the Hartford Public Library houses some remarkable records pertaining to Connecticut’s capital. Read More

“Voting in Shelby County”: a curator’s perspective

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The Shelby County Historical Society and Museum (SCHSM) is a small organization situated in rural western Iowa. For over fifty years, the SCHSM has stood as a point of pride for community members. Founded by local citizens eager to collect and preserve the history of Shelby County, the museum’s collection consists mainly of items, ranging from household objects to antique cars, related to life in rural Iowa. Read More

The making of James Madison’s Montpelier’s “The Mere Distinction of Colour” Q&A: Part 6

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Editor’s Note: Want to know more about what it takes to develop an award-winning exhibition about the lives of enslaved people at a founding father’s historic site? We did, too! In this series, we will learn more about what went into the new permanent exhibition The Mere Distinction of Colour (MDOC) at James Madison’s Montpelier (JMM) in Virginia. Read More

The making of James Madison’s Montpelier’s “The Mere Distinction of Colour” Q&A: Part 5

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Editor’s Note: Want to know more about what it takes to develop an award-winning exhibition about the lives of enslaved people at a founding father’s historic site? We did, too! In this series, we will learn more about what went into the new permanent exhibition The Mere Distinction of Colour (MDOC) at James Madison’s Montpelier (JMM) in Virginia. Read More