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14 Nov

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The Road to the Traveling Exhibit

3 Nov

Guest blogger Julie Maresco is a Public History graduate student and a graduate assistant for the Albert Gore Research Center. She discusses the process of creating the traveling exhibit  celebrating the 50th anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act in the post below. Be sure to check out her blog post that talks more about the exhibit here.  

During the fall 2015 semester, Dr. Brenden Martin’s Public History Seminar class worked on several field projects that partnered with other institutions. One of these projects involved working with the Albert Gore Research Center (AGRC) to help plan a travelling exhibit commemorating the upcoming 50th anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966. For the class project, graduate students Julie Maresco and Katherine Hatfield researched and planned the exhibit with AGRC director Dr. Louis Kyriakoudes, university archivist Donna Baker, and PhD graduate Dallas Hanbury.

By the end of the semester, Julie and Kate presented a prezi presentation to Dr. Martin’s class that showed the exhibit’s design concepts, themes, and research. Dr. Martin and the class provided feedback and suggestions for further ideas and direction. The planning worked out well, but it was difficult for all those involved to agree on everything to include in the exhibit and what themes of historic preservation to focus on. It was eventually decided to talk about the impact of the NHPA on the national, state, regional, and local level.

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