Past Projects

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The Center for Public History has been involved in projects on campus, in the community, and in the broader region. These projects have included:


One of our goals has been to stimulate students in the community to better understand their community and family history. We encourage teachers to contact us for more information about these programs. These programs and teaching materials are available free of charge.  The Center also offers both of its exhibits, on baking traditions and textile mill history, to teachers in our region free of charge.  Contact the Center for more details.


Over the past four years, Center students and staff have documented the history of the University through oral histories and class projects. In addition, several class projects have focused on developing historic walking tours of the University.


Center staff and students, including public history courses, have assisted historical organizations around the region with various projects, particularly in planning and developing exhibits and interpretive materials. Our projects have included: