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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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Goin’ North

In addition to the commemorations of the Centennial of the Great War that have been occurring throughout the city this past year, another related anniversary is almost upon Philadelphia. In 1916, in large part because of the war-related defense boom

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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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If You Care About Women, You Should Edit Wikipedia Differently

Although controversies over gender and Wikipedia have been in the news recently, a current study, It’s a Man’s Wikipedia? Assessing Gender Inequality in an Online Encyclopedia, using computational linguistics takes on gender bias in the encyclopedia as a whole. A team of

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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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Telling Untold Histories: An Unconference for Public Historians

Much of the history I write involves absences, erasures, and silences in the historical record and I am a huge proponent of unconferences, so I was doubly excited to learn about an upcoming event that combines both! Telling Untold Histories:

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