Following the May 25th killing of George Floyd, a 46-year-old African American man, by a police officer, protests have erupted […]
The essays in the August 2017 issue of The Public Historian all deal with the diverse historical narratives that reside in any historical site or event.
The latest issue of The Public Historian, the journal of the National Council on Public History, is all about bringing buried histories to the surface.
The National Park Service celebrates its 100th birthday this year. A special issue of The Public Historian looks back over those 100 years and to the future.
Although I did not realize it at the time, my first public history ‘gig’ was my high school summer job giving tours of Lucy the Elephant, a national historic landmark in Margate that was built in 1881 to draw potential land buyers to what was then the sparsely populated borough of ‘South Atlantic City.’ At that point the belly of the beast resembled a small gallery displaying a range of local historical artifacts, including a horse-drawn firehose cart, which were soon removed to the just opened Margate Historical Society Museum where they stayed on exhibit until the building itself was damaged by Hurricane Sandy.
The National Council on Public History and Society for History in the Federal Government will meet jointly in Baltimore, Maryland from March 16-19, 2016.
From the National Council on Public History: “Sustainable Public History” 2014 Annual Meeting, National Council on Public History Monterey, California, […]
From the National Council on Public History: NCPH has issued a call for working group discussants for its 2013 Annual […]