Historic Preservation at MARCH’s first course for Spring 2019 starts next Thursday, and there’s still time to register! Join us for our 10-week course on American Architectural History, led by Andrea Tingey of the New Jersey Historic Preservation Office.
Register for Spring 2019 Historic Preservation Courses
Historic Preservation at MARCH’s Spring 2019 courses are now open for registration! Join us for our first 10-week course on American Architectural History, or check out our other offerings for the spring semester.
News & Insights
Judges are still needed for New Jersey History Day’s four contests this year! Judges are provided a free breakfast and lunch, and have the opportunity to learn from and give feedback to the next generation of historians.
The New York Academy of Medicine invites participants to #ColorOurCollections. The week-long campaign provides access to hundreds of pages of adult coloring books from international museums, archives, and libraries.
The Museum of Modern Art in Manhattan will close its doors this summer to finish a $400 million overhaul of its collection starting June 15.
Delaware’s Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs will be hosting thirteen special events at various museums throughout Delaware in honor of African-American History Month. These events will run throughout the month, and all are free and open to the public.
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.
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.”
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- The making of James Madison’s Montpelier’s “The Mere Distinction of Colour” Q&A: Part 3
- Around the Field February 6, 2019
- Public histories of poverty
- The making of James Madison’s Montpelier’s “The Mere Distinction of Colour” Q&A: Part 2
- Working with competing histories
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.
We publish news of interest to public humanities professionals in the Mid-Atlantic region of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, and the District of Columbia. Suggestions and submissions are welcome.