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Controversy in Public History … Can We Move Beyond Relativism?

The Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C. Photo courtesy of the Smithsonian website.

Public historians took a battering 20 years ago through highly public struggles over two Smithsonian exhibits.

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National Civic Art Society Internship

The National Civic Art Society is seeking a college intern for the summer to help them protect and advance a beautiful and meaningful American civic realm.

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Lighting Up Our National Pastime in Our Nation’s Capital

View of Crosley Field from behind home plate, from "over 60 years ago." Photo taken by the father of Rob Lambert, via Flickr.

There’s something about a night game, especially in our nation’s capital. The excitement of the crowd as they arrive at the stadium after the work day is finished; the way the steam comes off the grill for the ballpark food

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Two Significant PA Foundations to Merge

The Barnes Foundation located on the Parkway in Philadelphia, PA. Courtesy of www.aia.com.

The Barnes Foundation and the Violette de Mazia Foundation will merge in the coming months.

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Free online, new issue of Public: A Journal of Imagining America

From Imagining America: The latest issue of Public: A Journal of Imaging America has been published at http://public.imaginingamerica.org/.  The peer-reviewed e-journal is published twice a year, and focuses on humanities, arts, and design in public life.  The newest offering “Hybrid, Evolving, and

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5 steps to a successful digital history project

In a recent post for Public History Commons, Lara Kelland highlighted “the potential for the democratization of historical knowledge made possible by digital tools and the role of public historians in this process.” Like Kelland, I find the marriage of

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“The ABC of It: Why Children’s Books Matter” at the New York Public Library

When I visited The New York Public Library last winter in order to learn more about their research collections, I didn’t expect the Children’s Center to make such a profound impact on me. Seeing Christopher Robin Milne’s time-worn and well-loved

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