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The Fickle Public

A week or so ago, a friend and museum colleague posted a link on Facebook to this article published in the Denver Business Journal. It is an opinion piece by David Sneed, CEO of Alpine Fencing.  From viewing his company’s

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Allen C. Guelzo wins inaugural Guggenheim-Lehrman book prize

From einnews.com: Congratulations to Allen C. Guelzo whose book, Gettysburg: The Last Invasion (Knopf 2013) has won the inaugural Guggenheim-Lehrman Prize in Military History.  The award was established by the Harry F. Guggenheim Foundation and Lewis E. Lehrman, co-founder of the Gilder-Lehrman

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NJCH seeks community partners

From the New Jersey Council for the Humanities: The NJCH seeks community partners for its Face to Face: Community Conversations program.  The program encourages dialogue on civic life in New Jersey through film screenings/discussion events and supplementary activities. This year, the NJCH

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Yes, but what does it all MEAN?

This past fall I taught an undergraduate course on American material culture. It was my first go at this type of course. I’ve taught “traditional” history courses covering everything from medieval & early modern Europe to American women’s history (my

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Back to the River: Promoting Kayak and Canoe Tours for Environmental and Historic Awareness

As I have attempted to explore the connection between outdoor recreation with historical education and awareness, I have focused mainly on sites which feature walking paths and hiking trails whereby people can appreciate both the great outdoors and the sense

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NJ350 Publication Initiative

From H-NJ: The New Jersey Historical Commission (NJHC) announced an NJ350 Publication Initiative for 2014 which will fund applications for research, writing, and publication of new books on New Jersey history.  More information on this program is available at www.history.nj.gov.

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United States Colored TroopsService Records Now Available Online

From the National Archives: The National Archives announced this week it had completed the United States Colored Troops (USCT) Service Records Digitization Project done in partnership with Fold3.  The collection contains nearly four million images of historic documents and includes

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Civil War Photography Extravaganzain Washington D.C. June 13

From dclibrary.org: Come and join the particularly enthusiastic Garry Adelman for a photographic tour of the Civil War. Photographs are a key primary source that assist in understanding the conflict; and when grasping the aims and methods of the photographers

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Christine Arato NamedNPS Historian of the Northeast Region

From the National Park Service: Christine Arato has been named the Regional Historian of the Northeast Region by the National Park Service.   Among her goals are forging collaborative partnerships with history practitioners throughout the region, to apply innovations in

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Spring Issue of New Jersey History Now Available

From H-NJ: The New Jersey Historical Commission has published the Spring issue of New Jersey History.  The journal is hosted by Rutgers University Libraries. Table of Contents Articles

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9:00 am Conference: Oral History in the Mid-Atlantic Region @ Chemical Heritage Foundation
Conference: Oral History in the … @ Chemical Heritage Foundation
Apr 24 @ 9:00 am – Apr 25 @ 4:00 pm
OHMAR announces a conference, “How do we choose? The stories we collect, the ones we don’t,” to be held on April 24 and 25, 2014, at the [...]
11:45 am Winterthur Ceramics Conference @ Winterthur Museum
Winterthur Ceramics Conference @ Winterthur Museum
Apr 24 @ 11:45 am – Apr 25 @ 12:45 pm
From H-Pennsylvania: This year’s conference considers how past owners interacted with their ceramics, whether they were acquiring fashionable new dinnerware or figures during the 1700s [...]
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all-day New Jersey Association of Museums Annual Meeting @ New Jersey State Museum
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Apr 25 all-day
The 40th Annual Meeting of the New Jersey Association of Museums will be held April 25, at the New Jersey State Museum in Trenton, New [...]
11:30 am A Hands-on Approach. The Do-It-Yourself Culture and Economy in the 20th Century @ German Historical Institute
A Hands-on Approach. The Do-It-Y… @ German Historical Institute
Apr 25 @ 11:30 am – Apr 26 @ 12:30 pm
A Hands-on Approach. The Do-It-Yourself Culture and Economy in the 20th Century Workshop at the German Historical Institute, Washington DC April 25-26, 2014 Convener: Reinhild Kreis [...]
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The Hagely Museum and Library of Wilmington, Delaware has issued its call for its conference, Green Capitalism? Exploring the Crossroads of Environmental and Business History to be held [...]

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