BROWSE RESOURCES ABOUT ‘Military History’

  • 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 […]

  • Detroit’s story reflects our own. Collectively and individually, we are constantly evolving, embracing new opportunities, and reacting to forces beyond our control. Navigating these contemporary challenges, while facing an unpredictable future, requires periodically re-thinking our direction.  In doing so, we rely on the past for context, examples, and inspiration. The role of a public historian […]

  • Across the country, museums and historic sites welcome visitors into a world long gone but fundamental to America today. Military history in particular is etched into our country’s culture and the public’s imagination. The trouble, though, for museums and historical sites lies in continuing to make it both accessible and relevant to today’s audiences. Utilizing […]

  • Table of Contents: On Doing Local History: Across the Pond by Carol Kammen History Bytes: Experiments with Crowdfunding by Tim Grove Moving History from Nice to Essential by John R. Dichtl Anniversaries, War, and Local History by Kate Tiller Behold! New Lebanon by Ruth J. Abram Revisiting Volunteering by Terri S. Blanchette Guess What I […]

  • Across the country, museums and historic sites welcome visitors into a world long gone but fundamental to America today. Military history in particular is etched into our country’s culture and the public’s imagination. The trouble, though, for museums and historical sites lies in continuing to make it both accessible and relevant to today’s audiences. Through […]

  • Military history is full of stereotypes: rooms stuffed with weapons, exhibits with dense text going into the minutiae of battle, etc. This session advocates a people-centered approach instead, which makes military history relevant to returning visitors and those who dismiss military history as tedious.   Chair: Marc Blackburn, Supervisory Park Ranger, Mount Ranier National Park, […]

  • Dr. Treuer is the Executive Director of the American Indian Resource Center at Bemidji State University and author of thirteen books, including Everything You Wanted to Know About Indians But Were Afraid to Ask, Ojibwe in Minnesota, and The Assassination of Hole in the Day, which won the AASLH Award of Merit in 2012. Hole in […]

  • 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 […]

  • Private collectors and researchers visiting your museum often seem to be time-consuming and unwanted distractions. This session will present proven methods used by four veteran curators and one veteran collector for turning these visitors into an invaluable resource for collections work, exhibits, publishing, and advertising for your institution. Presenters: Myers Brown, Curator of Extension Services, […]

  • Want to broaden your impact with your communities? This session examines how programming and exhibitions related to slavery, nuclear weapons, the Holocaust, and even controversy itself have been used to successfully engage local communities with histories that extend far beyond their borders, yet may hit museum closer than they realize. Presenters: Cynthia Capers, Associate Director […]