Monthly Archives: September 2013

writings place in public history

I was reading someone else’s post of a great article describing the effect of a great exhibit.  Just by reading the article i felt enticed by the exhibit and even though it was around a long time ago i wished … Continue reading

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Georgia Historical Society

The goal of the Georgia Historical Society is according to its mission statement is to “collect examine, and teach Georgian and American History through education and research.”   This mission statement appears to actually be the driving goal of the … Continue reading

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History Colorado By Caroline Davis, Susan Prillaman and Leslie Spencer An agency of the State of Colorado under the Department of Higher Education and in large part funded by gaming revenue, History Colorado was established a mere three years after … Continue reading

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Minnesota Historical Society

Rebecca Jordan, Austin Coleman, and Lindsay Resnick (full case study after break)

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The New York Historical Society

By Corrie Hand, Jonathan Scott & John Sullivan http://www.nyhistory.org/ The New York Historical Society was founded in 1804 and remains the oldest museum in New York City.  Receiving its first donation in 1809, a collection of books and sermons belonging … Continue reading

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Massachusetts Historical Society

We would venture a guess that the Massachusetts Historical Society is one of the oldest historical societies that we are going to study. Founded in 1791, the mission of the society has not changed as much as one might think. Theirmission statement suggests that they are … Continue reading

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The Fallen 9000

http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2013/09/the-fallen-9000/ I came across this fascinating article about a short-term (read: hours) public history project in Normandy this past weekend.  What do you make of it?  The article doesn’t identify the artists who helped create this work, only the creators … Continue reading

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