Disability and Place
Perri Meldon | Nov 15, 2018Perceptions of disability have shifted over time. How can historical interpreters help visitors understand these changes?
Kritika Agarwal | Oct 22, 2018Inside the movement to preserve objects and testimony from mass shootings and other public tragedies.
Misha Appeltova, Zach Nacev, and Gregory Valdespino | May 3, 2018We stopped in front of a painting portraying a group of villagers by a river. “What do you see?” asked Elsie Hector Hernandez, owner and director of t...
A Difficult Past: Interpreting Slavery at Presidential Plantations
Zoë Jackson | Feb 16, 2018In 2016, excavations at Highland—the Charlottesville, Virginia, home of President James Monroe—led to a discovery that would completely reshape interp...
Reckoning with Colonial History
Steve Hochstadt | Oct 1, 2017Berlin could be called the city of painful memory. The admirable willingness of the Germans to take ...
Anna Leigh Todd | Jun 29, 2017In 1818, John Adams reflected on the founding of the nation, asking, “But what do We mean by the Ame...
A Flag, a Dinner Bell, and a Hand-Dug Well
Michelle M. Martin | Mar 8, 2017When I began my directorship of the Little House on the Prairie Museum south of Independence, Kansas, the promise and...
African American History: Of Dreams and Struggles
Guest Blogger | Jun 20, 2016By Adam Green “Do everything!” That was the exhortation from Nell Painter that closed the Future of the African American Past...
Who’s Afraid of Being a Generalist? On Being a Historian outside the Academy
Guest Blogger | Jun 14, 2016By Rachel FeinmarkAfter two years of endless academic job applications, Skype interviews, and harrowing job talks, I was exhausted from...