The Lakefront Historian at NCPH 2012

Milwaukee Art Museum, by Indy Kethdy on Flickr.

Among the hundreds of public historians descending on the Cream City this week will be several Lakefront Historian contributors. Many are volunteering, serving as convention aids and hosts. Others will devote their time to attending panels and networking. And a few of us will be participating in working groups and poster sessions. A sample:

On Thursday at 10 AM, Devin Hunter and William Ippen take part in the working group on public history and sustainability. For  more on this group, check out History@Work’s blog post on the session. Read Devin and Will’s case statement here (pdf) about their interpretative work with a meat packing plant-turned-urban vertical farm, beginning on page 22.

Also on Thursday, at 3 PM, Greg Ruth participates in the Civil War Sesquicentennial working group. Read Greg’s case statement about the Centralia (Missouri) Massacre here (pdf), from page 39.

Finally, in Saturday’s poster session starting at 3:30, Katie Macica presents her work “Local Heroes, World War: Interpreting World Ware II in a Local History Museum.”

In addition, look for Twitter and blog posts during and after the conference.  Enjoy your history, brats, New Glarus beer, and cheese curds!


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