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Camden County History Alliance Wins State Grant to Begin Work on Heritage Tourism Plan

Camden County History Alliance selected by the NJHT forDiscover New Jersey History License Plate grant to develop a heritage tourism plan.

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From Exhibit To Experience: Designing ‘A Time For Change’ Heritage Tour

Last year I was lucky to be able to attend the opening of the ‘A Time For Change’ exhibit at the Atlantic City branch of the African-American Heritage Museum of Southern New Jersey. The exhibit, which garnered much media attention,

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New Jersey Heritage Tourism Requesting Proposals for Theme Development

The New Jersey Historical Trust is seeking proposals from a consultant team to develop theme based content for a website to support heritage tourism development and promotion for the FIRST of six identified themes: New Jersey in Conflict.

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The Great River-to-River, Vine to Pine, Rain or Shine Walking Tour of Philadelphia: Or Why My Feet Hurt

When I heard about the annual Great River-to-River, Vine to Pine, Rain or Shine Walking Tour of Philadelphia I knew I had to skip a day of schoolwork to go. Even though my feet still hurt days later, it was definitely worth a twelve-hour urban trek for the chance to see several experienced guides in action, to learn about innumerable city sites, to run through a range of small but fascinating museums, and even to listen to costumed interpreters portraying key historical figures including founder William Penn, patriot Dr. Benjamin Rush, and political martyr Octavius Catto.

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Star-Spangled Tourism: Nineteenth Century History and Twenty-First Century Heritage at Fort McHenry

Like World War I and the Korean War, the War of 1812 is sometimes termed a ‘forgotten war.’  At the Price of Freedom exhibit in the Smithsonian Museum of American History it is grouped alongside the Mexican War, Spanish-American War,

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The Lack of Heritage Tourism in New Jersey

Up to now, the major theme surrounding my blogs has been to emphasize the interconnectedness between environmental protection and historic preservation.  One blog focused strictly on how these two entities need to be combined in the public consciousness and in

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Art vs. History, part duex

Last month I pondered the inequity between the support art organizations receive as compared to public history ones. I hope it led some of you to check into what the numbers are in your own state. When I first found

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