Category Archives: community based history

Leo Frank commemoration: Museum partnerships and controversial topics | Public History Commons

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Historic Preservation: Buildings AND Businesses

Andrew Hurley, in Beyond Preservation, examines the valuable interplay between public history and historic preservation in urban communities. Using case studies to illustrate the advantages and disadvantages of this dynamic, he proves that community involvement and interpretation are necessary to the … Continue reading

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What is it?

I apologize in advance for the length of this and its sort of rambling nature. “What’s this?” I opened up the heavy iron device so my audience could peak inside. “Oh! A waffle iron!” the guests gleefully cried, young and … Continue reading

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Apps and a Sense of Place

This article from NPR’s All Things Considered came across my feed today through an African American genealogy forum that I follow: An App Tells Painful Stories of Slaves at Monticello’s Mulberry Row. I’ve been interested in the potential of apps … Continue reading

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Community Advocacy and the National Public Housing Museum

The idea of sustainability of relationships and constant community and institutional advocacy for programming beyond the tenure of an exhibition or event were the most interesting aspects of both tonight’s reading and class discussion.

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Dress for Success

The topic of clothing in interpretation and reenactment fascinates me. There are a lot of layers to the decisions individuals make when selecting clothing. Some folks do a lot of handmade and personal alterations, some purchase pieces from people who … Continue reading

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Sharing Community History through StoryCorps

After our discussion regarding the shared authority and the role of public historians within discourse on ownership, I wanted to note one of the more successful ventures into community storytelling and meaning making of the “past”. 

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