The New Jersey Historical Commission (NJHC), New Jersey State Archives, and New Jersey State Museum are pleased to announce New Jersey Women Make History, the 2019 New Jersey History Conference, scheduled for Friday, November 1, 2019 at Douglass Residential College, Rutgers University – New Brunswick.
New Feature: The Future of the Past at the Delaware Historical Society
A conversation with Delaware Historical Society's new director, David W. Young, about his career move, his plans for the society, and the relevance of a public history to public life. (Photograph © 2015 Todd Mason, Halkin | Mason Photography LLC.)
News & Insights
IWalk, an app designed as a guide for Holocaust history, is helping visitors contextualize memorials found throughout Philadelphia. The Horwitz-Wasserman Holocaust Memorial Plaza at 16th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway is included on the app’s walking trail of the city.
Join us for “Sanctuary Now, Sanctuary When?”, hosted by the Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia, on April 23.
Last week, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania announced that it would be laying off one-third of its staff, citing financial instability and operating deficits.
Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney joined other city leaders in introducing new legislative and regulation reforms that would encourage the preservation of more historic sites and buildings throughout the city.
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Conferences & Events
Programs & Projects
Historic Preservation Continuing Education
There is no better place to learn the processes and techniques of historic preservation than the living laboratory of Camden and nearby Philadelphia. The Historic Preservation Continuing Education Program at Rutgers-Camden promotes the importance of historic preservation in communities by bringing together students and a wide range of active professionals in the field. The program offers courses, workshops, and the option of earning a continuing education certificate in historic preservation.
Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia
Based at MARCH, with numerous community partners, The Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia is a civic project to increase understanding of one of America’s greatest cities. From abolition and the American Revolution to yellow fever and zoos (with cheesesteaks, rowhouses, and hundreds of other topics in between), the digital Encyclopedia and print volume will offer the most comprehensive, authoritative reference source ever created for the Philadelphia region.
MARCH Professional Services
MARCH Professional Services provides professional historical consulting services at a reasonable cost to non-profit and community organizations across the Greater Philadelphia area. Our trained historians and professionals in allied fields are available for research projects, educational tours and programming, exhibition design, preservation projects, digital engagement, and more.
Partnerships & Affiliations
National Council on Public History
MARCH is pleased to host the co-editor’s office for The Public Historian, a journal published by the National Council on Public History and the University of California-Santa Barbara. MARCH supports the NCPH mission to “inspire public engagement with the past and serve the needs of practitioners in putting history to work in the world by building community among historians, expanding professional skills and tools, fostering critical reflection on historical practice, and publicly advocating for history and historians.”
MARCH is an institutional member of the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH), “a national association that provides leadership and support for its members who preserve and interpret state and local history in order to make the past more meaningful to all people.” Webinars from AASLH are among the programs offered at MARCH for public humanities professionals in the South Jersey/Philadelphia region.
MARCH promotes collaboration, innovation, and best practices in public humanities.
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