Category Archives: Teaching History

Street History

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Often the public face of history is seen in museums or government issued historical plaques; but important historical narratives also exist outside of these structures, and they often tell stories that otherwise remain obscure or hidden by more official ways of historical story telling. I call this way of sharing the past street history.

“Local Effort Brings Our Past to Life”: Halifax Chronicle-Herald

This post discusses a recent effort to bring the local history of an area into the history classroom and asks broader questions about the role of local history generally.