The Public Historian

Through a partnership with the National Council on Public History and the University of California-Santa Barbara, MARCH hosts the office of the co-editor of The Public Historian, the leading journal in the field of public history.  The co-editor also serves as Public Historian in Residence at MARCH in a position supported by Rutgers-Camden.


CrossTies originated as the print newsletter of MARCH and continues today on the MARCH website as a dynamic digital magazine for public humanities professionals. Through links on our home page, readers may subscribe to a monthly newsletter of new content or follow MARCH on Facebook or Twitter.

To read all CrossTies features published since 2011, visit the CrossTies archive page.

Print newsletters from 2006 through 2010 are available below (PDF format – requires free Acrobat Reader software).


  • Spring, In Pursuit of Freedom: A Developing Collaboration to Tell the History of the Underground Railroad and the Anti-Slavery Movement in Brooklyn


  • Fall, Can a Regional History Museum Be a Place to Think about the Future?
  • Summer, Humanities Work as Civic Investment: The Emerging Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia
  • Spring, Using Diversity to Reframe the Preservation Movement: Young Preservationists Association of Pittsburgh


  • Fall, Starting a Museum: What is essential and what is not?
  • Summer, Interpreting the Civil War at Gettysburg
  • Spring, Acts of Civic Engagement: Confronting the History of 1960s Racial Disturbances


  • Winter, Industrial History: What’s at stake and what’s possible (Bethlehem Steel)
  • Fall, Public History at Sites of Protest: Citizenship on the President’s House Viewing Platform
  • Summer, Historic site renovation nightmares that DIDN’T happen
  • Spring, Community archeaology in New Castle, DE


  • Winter, Collaborative exhibits on suburbs in Westchester County
  • Fall, Creating a regional story, Washington/Rochambeau Route to Yorktown
  • Summer, Innovative leadership at Fort Ticonderoga
  • Spring, Whitman and NJ heritage tourism