Public historians at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) accepted the challenge of collecting video oral histories of workers associated with Bethlehem Steel’s Sparrows Point, Maryland plant, and company town right after the plant’s owner went bankrupt and closed it in 2012.
While three major Mid-Atlantic cities (Washington, New York, and Philadelphia) hosted this month’s historic visit of Pope Francis, his first to the United States, museums in Philadelphia had the additional incentive of the World Meeting of Families Congress to develop religious exhibits to coincide with his arrival.
Jennifer Janofsky offers an insider’s view of the Whitall House (pictured above) at Red Bank Battlefield Park in New Jersey.
Susan Ferentinos, author of Interpreting LGBT History at Museums and Historic Sites, is interviewed by CrossTies contributing editor Linda Shopes.
Katherine Ott was the guest speaker for the seventeenth, and final, annual Fredric M. Miller Memorial Lecture on Friday, April 10.
MARCH and OHMAR (Oral History in the Mid-Atlantic Region) formed a partnership to host three major events for public historians on the Rutgers University-Camden campus.
Clement A. Price, who died November 5, 2014, following a stroke, compiled an extraordinary record of public humanities work that serves as inspiration for practitioners across the region and beyond.
In December 2014, a bill was approved to include Hinchliffe Stadium to the Paterson Great Falls National Historic Park in […]
By Linda Shopes If current trends continue, by 2060 58 percent of the population of the United States will be […]
In the summer of 2012, middle school students in a leadership training program hosted by the advocacy group Asian Americans United in Philadelphia read about local resistance to plans to locate a new Phillies stadium in Chinatown a decade earlier. They then studied a map of the neighborhood and considered how siting the stadium there might have had different meanings for different groups – people who lived in Chinatown, people who worked there, local government, businesses and real estate companies, and the police, for example.