University of Maryland and Archaeology in Annapolis Collaborate in Research at Wye House
Recent excavations at Wye House, where Frederick Douglass was enslaved, demonstrate how archaeology is both contributing to new scholarly understandings of the African American experience and becoming a more public enterprise.
The Museum of Chinese in America: Continuity and Change
In its 37-year history, the Museum of Chinese in America has evolved from activist-inspired community organization to major cultural institution, even as its staff has maintained the museum’s original vision and core values.
The (Uncertain) Fate of Baltimore’s Confederate Monuments
Over the last year, a commission in Baltimore has wrestled with the presence of Confederate monuments in the city. In this month’s feature, Elizabeth Nix (pictured above with the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument) reflects on her service on the commission.
Telling Untold Histories Unconference at Rutgers-Newark
Thank you to all the sponsors and attendees who made the Telling Untold Histories concert at Rutgers-Newark a huge success!
NHD Philadelphia–Junior Division
On March 16, 2016, middle school students in Philadelphia gathered at the National Constitution Center to present their various projects to judges in hopes of securing scholarship funds and a place in the Pennsylvania State Contest.
Baltimore and the National Council on Public History Annual Conference
Sharing Baltimore’s history is essential work, necessary to make sense of the past, present, and future and to both understand and negotiate the racial divides that still mark every street corner and corner store in the city.
Mill Stories: Deindustrialization as Public History
Public historians at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) accepted the challenge of collecting video oral histories of workers associated with Bethlehem Steel’s Sparrows Point, Maryland plant, and company town right after the plant’s owner went bankrupt and closed it in 2012.
Museums Greet Pope with Religion-Theme Exhibits
While three major Mid-Atlantic cities (Washington, New York, and Philadelphia) hosted this month’s historic visit of Pope Francis, his first to the United States, museums in Philadelphia had the additional incentive of the World Meeting of Families Congress to develop religious exhibits to coincide with his arrival.
Rethinking New Jersey’s Whitall House
Jennifer Janofsky offers an insider’s view of the Whitall House (pictured above) at Red Bank Battlefield Park in New Jersey.