Public history has the power to engage people in interpreting historical events through applied means, such as interactive exhibits, digital projects, service learning, and family history. This panel will highlight initiatives in which librarians, historians, and historical organizations have brought Chicago’s history to life, including the Chicago Labor Trail and Forty Blocks: The East Garfield Park Oral History Project . We invite you to discuss how public history can help your community see history through first-hand experiences. Co-sponsored by MAGIRT.
Meeting Type: Program
Content Area: Transforming: Teaching & Learning
Interests: Archives, Community Engagement, Digital Libraries, Emerging Technologies, Genealogy, Geospatial Data and Services, Outreach Services, Partnerships, Preservation, Public Programs, Special Collections
Type of Library: Academic, High School, Joint Use, Museum, Public, Regional System, Research Library, School/Media Center, Special, State Library, Undergraduate
Sponsors: RUSA, RUSA_HS
Cost: Included with full conference registration.