Monthly Archives: October 2013

History Colorado Center closes Sand Creek Massacre Display

http://www.reporterherald.com/news/ci_23959631/history-colorado-center-closes-sand-creek-massacre-display History Colorado Center has closed an exhibit on the Sand Creek Massacre after descendants of survivors of the  slaughter of Indians  demanded changes in how it is portrayed and complained that they weren’t consulted about the display. A U.S. … Continue reading

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Having lived in a city that sold its history as its primary commodity, I found this week’s book, Beyond Preservation, to be particularly interesting.  I moved to Atlanta from Savannah, Georgia.  For those of you who may not know, Savannah … Continue reading

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Cultural Loss

I have been thinking for that 9 weeks about public history’s role in society.  I mean we all talk about it but I was beginning to think of the effect that public history or really the lack of public history … Continue reading

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Race, politics, and property: Two cases of gentrification (Part 1) | History@Work

Race, politics, and property: Two cases of gentrification (Part 1) | History@Work.

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The Resonant Carnival of Dialogue

One of the key ideas I found in Tchen’s first article was the emphasis on the word “resonant.” He used this throughout the article, especially when he was trying to make a larger point or come to a definition, such … Continue reading

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Restaurant at the National Archives

My wife was watching an episode of “Bizarre Food with Andrew Zimmern” on the Travel Channel and I saw a segment on a restaurant that chef Jose Andres opened in July of 2011 at the national archives. For one year … Continue reading

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Walk with the Spirits as history? (I think I messed up the last time, so let me try this again) Every year, Augusta Georgia does a haunted cemetery walk, which features a tour given by a “historical ghost” through the … Continue reading

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