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Elfreth’s Alley: Embracing A First Research Project in the World of Public History

| December 3, 2015

When I started on my very first project, the only experience I had (that even came close to this type of endeavor) was writing my capstones and my Honors project (essentially all fancy terms for a thesis, of which I had to write three). While I thought the experience of having to write two capstone projects- including eight, yes eight, drafts of my English capstone- in one semester had prepared me, I was quite wrong.

All Quiet on the Southern front (of Pennsylvania): A Recap of a WWI Symposium in York, Pennsylvania

| November 13, 2015

The East Coast Branch of the WFA holds two World War I seminars every year in the Washington, D.C., Baltimore, and Philadelphia areas, bringing together scholars, students, and others who are interested in learning more about the “War to End All Wars.” This fall’s symposium took place on October 24th at the York County Heritage Trust and involved a full day of activities.

George Washington Wintered Here: Living with History at Morristown National Historical Park

| November 9, 2015

George Washington related public history has long been a cottage industry in the United States, from his birthplace in Virginia to the cities in which he stayed during the Revolution such as Valley Forge and Morristown, where I recently spent a day taking in the eighteenth century living history weekend displays of apple pressing and hops harvesting. …

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