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Conferences, Guest Blogging, and Thesis Revisions...oh my!

Over the last month or so my UNCW public history colleagues and I have been busy. Those still in coursework have been busy at work on the Still Standing project, taking the visitor evaluation data we gathered last semester and applying it to a new exhibit opening next month at the Bellamy Mansion. 858 more words

Graduate School

London - but not as you know it

Head 20 minutes west along the A40 from the Hanger Lane gyratory and the ranks of suburban semis that occupy the ancient Anglo-Saxon hamlets of Greenford and Northolt, start to give way to larger patches of useless green and scrubby fields. 885 more words

Local History

THE OCTAGON CHAPEL

I could not tell you how long I have known of the Octagon Chapel in Colegate, Norwich, but I was very young when I first heard of it. 597 more words

Local History

An Excerpt from "In Memoriam"

Today, nearly half of Harrisonburg’s population is made up of students of James Madison University who pass through in a matter of four years, give or take.

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Welcome Home

Tom’s family and friends welcome him home in front of “Killarney”, their family home in Belmore. So many residents from our local area fought, volunteered, nursed and participated in the first and second world wars. 134 more words

ANZAC Larrikins

Tom Keating held a number of featherweight boxing titles before the war. Above we have an image of him refereeing a match aboard the ‘Themistocles’. It is 1919 and the war is over, the soldiers are sailing back home to Australia. 106 more words

A Colorful Personality of the Kootenays

The Gunner of Galway

Article from the Arrow Lakes Historical Society

Another real character but withal a very able man was a Scot from Galway who became known as The Gunner from Gal­way. 434 more words

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