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Philadelphia-Area Collaboration for Public History
MARCH organizes informal discussion and collaborative programs for faculty, professionals, and students in public history, museum studies, and historic preservation in southeastern Pennsylvania, South Jersey, and Delaware.
The Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia
MARCH is the institutional home for The Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia, a civic project to build knowledge and understanding of the history and impact of Philadelphia and the surrounding region.
Walt Whitman in Camden
In our home community of Camden, New Jersey, MARCH supports and develops programs fostering appreciation of the life and work of Walt Whitman, who lived in Camden during his final years, 1884 to 1892.
Fredric M. Miller Memorial Lecture
Each year, MARCH presents the annual Fredric M. Miller Memorial Lecture on public history, which honors the achievements and legacy of a leader in the archives profession and in public humanities.
- 2012: John Palfrey, Digital Public Library of America; Amanda French, Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media
- 2011: Howard Gillette, Mid-Atlantic Regional Center for the Humanities at Rutgers-Camden
- 2010: Robert Vaughan, Virginia Foundation for the Humanities
- 2009: Clement Price, Rutgers University
- 2008: David Schuyler, Franklin and Marshall College
- 2007: Alice Greenwald, World Trade Center Memorial Museum
- 2006: Randall Miller, St. Joseph’s University
- 2005: Spencer Crew, National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
- 2004: Edward K. Muller, University of Pittsburgh
- 2003: Fath Ruffins, Smithsonian Institution
- 2002: Rick Beard, Atlanta History Center
- 2001: John Fleckner, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
- 2000: Michael Frisch, SUNY Buffalo
- 1999: Gary Nash, UCLA
MARCH encourages understanding and engaged stewardship of the Mid-Atlantic’s shared heritage as a region of industry, including the challenges of transition to the post-industrial economy. This work has focused especially on interpretive planning for the Bethlehem Steel works site in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
The President’s House
MARCH advocated for civic engagement and interpretation of both slavery and the presidency at the site of George Washington’s presidential residence, which stood in close proximity to today’s Liberty Bell Center in Independence National Historical Park.
MARCH provided logistical support for noted photographer Camilo José Vergara’s work to document the transformation of urban landscapes, particularly the creation of the Invincible Cities web site now hosted by Rutgers-Camden.