Author: Levi Fox

Doctoral Student in American and Public History at Temple University.
Currently holds a BA in History and Anthropology from the University of Virginia and a MA in American Studies from the University of Iowa.
Adjunct Professor of Writing Arts at the Richard Stockton College of NJ and a Part Time Lecturer on Political Science with Rutgers-Camden.
His research focuses on American Public Memory of the Korean War.
Has guided tours for museums, trolleys, candy factories, and elephants.

A Flight and A Flood: National Memorials of Western Pennsylvania

Living along the shore, with so much history within a few hours distance, it is sometimes easy to forget just how many monuments, memorials, and museums are in places further afield such as upstate New York or western Pennsylvania. Indeed,

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DC Metro Korean War Memory: Land, Sea, and Air

Standing out prominently over the reflecting pool, near the flagpole that forms the focal point of the national Korean War Veterans Memorial in Washington DC, is the inscribed message that “Freedom Is Not Free.” These words appear larger than the

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The Battery’s Down: Monuments and Memorials of Lower Manhattan

Though I traveled to Ellis Island from New Jersey, it is also possible to take a ferry there from Battery Park at the southern tip of Manhattan, an area of the island home to a number of fascinating monuments and

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Ruth, Ellis, Sandy, and Me: Personal History Meets Public Memory

This post is personal. It is about my grandmother, a school trip I took when I was twelve, and a statewide tragedy. It is also about who we are as people, products of our genetics and our environment. Ruth Bruss

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Exhibits of Freedom: Black History in Philadelphia Museums All Year Round

During my year as a graduate fellow at the Philadelphia History Museum at the Atwater-Kent, the most frequently requested lesson by visiting elementary and middle school groups was invariably the Quest for Freedom program. This ninety minute experience begins with

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A Winter Tour of Winterthur

Tucked away in the northwest corner of Delaware, at a DuPont family estate that opened as a museum in 1952, is the single largest collection of American antiques anywhere, at least according to our guide at the Winterthur Museum, Garden,

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The Many Meanings of ‘Memorial’

Over the last year as I prepared for a comprehensive PhD exam in public history and engaged in research for various essays, as well as for this monthly blog, I’ve become increasingly interested in the issue of what if anything

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