Wednesday, December 24, 2014

The History Relevancy Campaign: An Introduction

Welcome, I hope you all are having a pleasant holiday season and that you are well. I will freely admit that I am not an expert in the History Relevancy Campaign, its participants or partners. The information that will come as a part of these posts are my opinions and perspective based on an article in the National Council on Public History's 2014 Public History News titled "The Value of History: Seven Ways It is Relevant." Each post will cover another section of the Call to Action, which has been created by a group of history professionals and scholars since 2013.

From the campaign statement,
"We believe that history- both knowledge of the past and the practice of researching and making sense of what happened in the past- is critically important to the wellbeing of individuals, communities, and the future of our nation."
Among the organizations supporting the Campaign are the American Alliance of Museums, the National Council on Public History, the American Association for State and Local History, American Historical Association, and National History Day. Interested persons should look at one of the links below to find more information about the campaign.
Public History Commons (NCPH)

American Association for State and Local History


Engaging Places, LLC (History Design Firm)


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