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Tag: Public History

Jan 3, 2017

NC State Research on the Holocaust

How did small-town papers in North Carolina report on the Holocaust? An NC State University history professor and nearly 100 of her students have uploaded articles from the North Carolina Newspapers Project, an excellent resource containing many small-town and city papers in the Tarheel state. Tammy Gordon, history, featured. 

Nov 29, 2016

Alumna Joy Raintree Retains History at South Carolina’s Redcliffe Plantation

Alumna Joy Raintree (M.A. public history) is in her 12th year as park manager at Redcliffe Plantation State Historic Site in Beech Island, South Carolina. Overseeing the site’s 400 acres of grounds, Raintree leads preservation projects, manages retail merchandise and provides input for historical programs she and her staff put on each year. 

Oct 6, 2016

Alum Heather Reed Brings West Texas History to Life

At the Buffalo Gap Historic Village in Texas, public history alum Heather Reed does just about everything — raising money, managing the small staff, overseeing exhibit design, cataloging artifacts, marketing, posting to social media, serving as the site’s spokesperson, writing and teaching school tours and more. 

Apr 26, 2016

Website Creates Digital Archive for HB2 Experiences

Citizens can share and document their experiences with North Carolina’s House Bill 2 through a new digital archive created by a North Carolina State University historian. The website, NC HB2: A Citizens’ History, allows users to submit stories, videos, images and documents related to the bill and sort through materials submitted by others. 

Apr 21, 2016

Taking the Museum to the People

Public history graduate students Sarah Soleim and Abigail Jones have seen the challenge of attracting visitors to Raleigh's Pope House Museum firsthand. They worked at the house in the summer of 2015 during internships with the City of Raleigh Museum, the home’s current owner. As a way to increase public engagement, they worked with museum staff to brainstorm ways to bring the Pope House to the people. 

David Zonderman

Feb 25, 2016

Professor Helps N.C. County Interpret Connection to Underground Railroad

NC State University historian David Zonderman has spent the past three years helping Halifax County interpret its deep connection to the Underground Railroad. After performing humanities extension work with the local school system for more than a decade, Zonderman engaged with the Halifax County Convention and Visitors Bureau to develop a plan for conveying the county’s rich history to the public. 

Apr 15, 2014

Exhibit Explores Raleigh’s Public Memory

Public History graduate students have created Communicating Communities, an exhibit at the City of Raleigh Museum that explores the power of memory and technology, and the ways both have been used to forge identities and connections to the many communities that create North Carolina's capital city. 

Aug 28, 2012

Chancellor visits CHASS

NC State Chancellor Randy Woodson recently spent an afternoon immersed in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences in order to get a closer, more personal view of life within our dynamic college. Read about his visit and see an album of photos.