BROWSE RESOURCES ABOUT ‘Commemoration’

  • Table of Contents: “On Doing Local History: Encounters with History” by Carol Kammen “The Whole is Greater: Fostering Empathy” by Dina Bailey “Reconsiderations of Memorials and Monuments” by Modupe Labode “Fighting Civil Rights and the Cold War: Confederate Monuments at Gettysburg” by Jill Ogline Titus “Finding Meaning in Monuments: Atlanta History Center Enters Dialogue on […]

  • Kate Tiller, trustee of the British Association for Local History and Reader Emerita at the University of Oxford, discusses the recent British commemorations of World War I and their potential for spurring interest in local history and connections to international events. These memorials pose unique challenges to historians, who must strive to understand multiple perspectives and […]

  • Carol Kammen comments on local history practices in the United Kingdom and how historians in America can learn from the way they approach and remember the past. Local history as a field in both countries has followed a similar trajectory and faces similar challenges today. Carol discusses the exciting cross-pollination of ideas that is happening between […]

  • Commemorations are a significant feature of public programming, but can become mired in tradition, politics, and memory. Together we explore new strategies for inclusive, innovative programs through case studies of 250-, 150-, and 50-year commemorations and discuss how to commemorate what’s happening today. Chairs: Erin Carlson Mast, Executive Director, President Lincoln’s Cottage, Washington, D.C. Dina […]

  • In her latest column, Carol Kammen discusses the centennial anniversary of World War One and public remembrance. As a participant in the summer 2014 Anglo-American Conference of Historians held in London, Kammen witnessed firsthand how the UK has been commemorating the war in both national and local ways. She describes several British and European initiatives […]

  • Planning any events related to the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War? This panel, led by three experienced hands at developing Vietnam War programming and exhibitions, will provide guidance on collection development and how to interact with veterans, why community partnerships and diverse programming are critical to success, and how to include aspects of the home […]

  • LISTEN: Our sites hold tremendous promise and responsibility. We, as a profession, are on a continuing quest to make our collections and sites meaningful; to increase their relevance to an ever-broadening and diverse audience; to meet the challenges of changing forms of communication and changing economy; and to take advantage of the constantly emerging technologies […]

  • Difficult histories include the recollections of trauma, oppression, and violence. The challenge for museum workers to develop ethical representations of difficult histories is finding an equitable equation for combining the three conceptual components: Faces, Real content, and Narratives. When combined, these three components are the building blocks for developing ethical representations of difficult histories. A […]

  • LISTEN: Download audio Edwin C. Bridges graduated from Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina, and received his M.A. and Ph.D. in history from the University of Chicago. He taught history in high school in Greenville and also taught at Georgia Tech before joining the staff of the Georgia Department of Archives and History in 1976. […]

  • LISTEN: Download audio Carolyn McKinstry delivered a special presentation for the AASLH conference at the 16th Street Baptist Church. McKinstry was present on September 15, 1963, at the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham when white racists bombed the church. Carolyn’s four young friends were killed. As a teenager, she felt her “calling” by attending […]