Public History M.A.

Sep 1, 2015

Public History Alumna Heads Dallas Heritage Village

Melissa Prycer, who received her master’s in public history in 2003, now heads the Dallas Heritage Village, a one-of-a-kind living history museum in Dallas, Texas. The highly-interactive historic site tells the story of life in north Texas between 1840 and […]

Jun 9, 2015

Partnering to Preserve North Carolina’s Civil Rights Past

Putting their historical knowledge into practice, the students connected with local preservation organizations and community leaders to identify events and places central to the Civil Rights Movement in Piedmont, North Carolina.

May 11, 2015

Congratulations History and Public History Grads of 2015

Congratulations to the graduating class of 2015! Below are the newest NC State recipients of Master of Arts degrees in Public History and History. See the full May 2015 Graduation Ceremony View graduation photo album Public History Amanda Benter Mandy interned […]

May 9, 2015

Samantha Smith Wins Public History Award

Public History faculty selected Samantha Smith for the 2015 Public History Award. Samantha worked at Preservation Durham for her internship. She researched and wrote an exhibit on George Watts Carr, an architect of the mid-twentieth century whose influence may still […]

Apr 23, 2015

Public History M.A. Student Wins National Award

Samantha Vandermeade, a second-year graduate student in Public History, won the James Madison Award for Excellency in Historical Scholarship for her article entitled, “Fort Lipstick and the Making of June Cleaver in American Advertising, 1941-1961.” Her article will be published […]

Apr 2, 2015

2015 NC State Graduate Student History Conference

Graduate students from across the United States joined NC State University to present research at the 11th Annual Graduate Student History Conference on March 28, 2015. Sponsored by the History Graduate Student Association and the History Department at NC State, […]

Mar 26, 2015

History and Public History Graduate Students Win TA Award

Graduate students Sarah Billheimer and Samantha Vandermeade won the 2015 NC State UGSA Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award. Sarah (pictured left), is a second-year graduate student in the History M.A. program. Sam is a second-year graduate student in the Public History M.A. program. Faculty in […]

Dec 15, 2014

Public History Grad Student Contributes to TV Segment on the Mütter Museum

In July 2014 the Mütter Museum, a distinguished medical history museum in Philadelphia, PA, received an unusual visitor. Mike Rowe and a team from his new TV series Somebody’s Gotta Do It—a CNN original that “[pays] tribute to innovators, do-gooders, entrepreneurs, […]

Nov 13, 2014

History of Women’s Basketball at NC State Exhibit Opening

Exhibit Opening On Thursday, December 4th, NC State Athletic Director Deborah Yow addressed a gathering of students, faculty and friends at the NCSU History of Women’s Basketball at exhibit opening. Watch the full exhibit opening, including an interview with the […]

Oct 13, 2014

Hilary Goodnow, Public History Alumna, publishes article in Plimoth Life

Hilary Goodnow, an onsite interpreter at the Plimoth Plantation, graduated with a Public History MA from NC State in 2013. On the Mayflower II, she plays Alice Rigsdale, and in the 17th century English village, she plays Mary Warren. Hilary […]