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New Jersey Studies Releases Summer 2016 Issue

New Jersey Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal showcases academic talks, reviews, articles and more.

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Memorials for the Future Competition in DC

NPS, NCPC and Van Alen Institute are collaborating on Memorials for the Future–an ideas competition to reimagine how we think about, feel, and experience memorials.

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NPS Northeast Region Interpretive Workshop

The National Park Service Northeast Region Interpretive Workshop, “Making Connections Through Active Engagement,” for the Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor will take place on March 30-April 1, 2016.

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Reconstructing Reconstruction: Post-Bellum Public History in the Smithsonian and National Park Systems

The September 2016 opening of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture offers a timely opportunity to evaluate how existing branches of the Smithsonian represent the era of Reconstruction, a period about which public opinion “matters more than most historical subjects” because “it forces us to think about what kind of society we wish America to be,” according to historian Eric Foner in a March 2015 Op-Ed in the New York Times.

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Organizations Seek Proposals for Shifting Narratives Symposium

The African American Museum, NPS, and Smithsonian Institute’s National Museum of African American History and Culture will collaborate on the 2016 symposium.

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Pope Francis’ American Excursion: Will He Be Met with Protests in the City of Brotherly Love?

Selfie stations inside the Convention Center for the World Meeting of Families Conference.

Once Pope Francis arrives in Philadelphia, there is a slight chance for religious protests.

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A Flight and A Flood: National Memorials of Western Pennsylvania

The image on the left shows the Wall of Names of those who died aboard Flight 93, adjacent to the wooden gate leading to the crash site, as well as some of the items left behind on the day that I visited.   The image on the right shows the future visitors center currently under construction.

Living along the shore, with so much history within a few hours distance, it is sometimes easy to forget just how many monuments, memorials, and museums are in places further afield such as upstate New York or western Pennsylvania. Indeed,

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