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12:20-1 p.m. 

Student career program, Executive Meeting Room, Campus Center, Rutgers University-Camden.
Speaker: Dominic Cardea, NER Training and Development Program Manager   Register online.

1:30-5 p.m. – Forum  

1:30-1:40   Welcome
Rutgers-Camden Chancellor Wendell Pritchett and NPS representative

Imperiled Promise: The State of History in the National Parks

1:40-2:00   Introduction to Issues and Progress.
Lu Ann Jones, Staff Historian, National Park Service Parks History Program.

Scholarship and Partnerships at Valley Forge and Beyond

Barbara Pollarine, Chief, Interpretation, Education, and Partnerships, Northeast Region, National Park Service; former Assistant Superintendent, Valley Forge National Historical Park.

Wayne Bodle, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, author of The Valley Forge Winter: Civilians and Soldiers at War (Penn State Press, 2004).

2:40-2:50   Break

2:50-3:10   Discussion moderator introductions
Who we are, what we do, how we connect, keyed to major recommendations of Imperiled Promise.  Take seats in the audience to serve as discussion moderators.

 Renee Albertoli

 Christine Arato

 Marty Blatt

  Wayne Bodle

– Deirdre Gibson

Michael Liang

 Charlene Mires

 Joan Zenzen

3:10-3:20   Attendees introductions

Who we are, what we do, how we connect (or could connect) with history in the national parks.

3:20-3:45  – Discussion
We are collecting the discussion in real time through Twitter reporters at each table. #HistoryNPS

Panel and Audience Roundtable Discussions: Priorities for the Future
Roundtables including program speakers, National Park Service professionals, area scholars, and program attendees  will share experiences and propose steps for the future practice of history in the national parks by focusing on recommendations in the Imperiled Promise report:

– Adopting new thinking about how history is understood as dynamic, constructivist, and attentive to memory and memorialization.

– Changing how history is practiced through interdisciplinary collaboration, partnerships, and connections beyond park boundaries.

 Listening to and engaging visitors in new ways.

 Encouraging flexibility and innovation, including the use of new media.

History as a Pillar of Civic Life

3:45-4:15 or 4:30 – Closing Speaker
Seth Bruggeman, Temple University, author of Here, George Washington Was Born: Memory, Material Culture, and the Public History of a National Monument (University of Georgia Press, 2008) and editor of Born in the U.S.A.: Birth, Commemoration, and American Public Memory (University of Massachusetts Press, 2012).

Reception to follow.

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