The new owner of the Gingerbread Castle in Hamburg, Sussex County has begun an extensive restoration project on the structure, which was once the centerpiece of a small fairy tale themed amusement park.
The Public Historian Looks at How History Organizations Can Respond to Community Tragedy
The Public Historian did not anticipate the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, when it recruited a roundtable on rapidly responding to community tragedy for its latest issue.
News & Insights
The Eik Sande, a 32-foot replica of an ancient Viking ship, was installed in the museum in advance of their new exhibit, Vikings: Beyond the Legend.
Saffron, who pens the Philadelphia Inquirer’s “Changing Skyline” architecture critique column, shares the prize with the Boston Globe’s Robert Campbell.
Film Historian Karen Redrobe is the new director of the Wolf Humanities Center. She plans to expand public programming and make it more inclusive.
Grants will be used for assessment and interpretation of thirty three historic sites across the Garden State, including libraries, fire stations, private residences, and historic districts.
Funds will be used for community-building activities, including events during Camden County History Week (October 15-21) and further collaboration among neighborhood stakeholders.
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.”
- November 2018 Public Historian Editor’s Corner
- Inquiring minds want to know: Speaking to the public about museum collections management
- Around the Field January 9, 2019
- Project Showcase: (In)Visible Princeton
- Highlights of History@Work in 2018
- A different “birthright”: Exploring immigrant history in the birthplace of “America’s Immigrant Problem”
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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