On May 24, the Camden County History Alliance unveiled the first seven full-color markers, which will soon be installed on sites across the county.
News & Insights
Sharon Kennedy has served as the commission’s chairwoman since 2003. She recently came to a disagreement with the mayor over the fate of an illegally painted mural.
The New Directions in the Humanities sixteenth annual international conference will be held at the University of Pennsylvania in July.
The MARCH-based project to research and interpret the Cooper Street Historic District in Camden has been honored with a Chancellor’s Civic Engagement Award for community-based scholarship.
Speakers highlighted environmental issues and their intersection with black lives, an apt theme in a political atmosphere where climate change, environmental injustice. and the dismantling of the national park system have made headlines.
Jenrette, a self-proclaimed “house-aholic,” restored a dozen historic homes in New York and South Carolina, most dating to the nineteenth century.
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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