If you are interested in a career that connects with your passion for history, the field of public history offers many opportunities. Public history includes areas outside teaching such as local, state, and national historic sites, archives, and museums, and can be presented in person or exhibits but also through a variety of media, including 数字历史项目.
You might enjoy working with the public in a busy museum setting or perhaps the quiet of assessing and preserving items in an archive. 在某些公共领域的职业生涯 history requires a graduate degree, but the combination of academic training and experience in the field offered in this minor will prepare you with a strong foundation and thorough knowledge as you consider your future options.
This minor draws on the strengths of the MCLA 历史 and 艺术管理 programs to provide students with training in a variety of relevant subjects. 所需的 internship provides an opportunity for students to tap into the many museums across the Berkshires or to work with a site close to home in the summer. 最近实习 include Herman Melville's Arrowhead Museum, the Naval 历史 & 文物总司令部博物馆 in Maryland, the North Adams Historical 社会, the North Adams Public Library, and 苏珊B. 安东尼出生地博物馆.
The requirements of the minor are available on the 计划的细节 网页.
For much more on public history, including career possibilities, visit the National Council on Public 历史 网站.
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A minor in public history proved to be the perfect choice for Cassandra Lavoie ’18, now the manager of the New England Carousel Museum in Bristol, Conn. “我已经 been able to apply my [re搜索] skills and my writing numerous times at the Carousel Museum, in just the last six months!”
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