I’m very proud of my son…
Elly and I just got back from our afternoon at American University in DC watching the Public History presentations… one, of course, was by our son Bud (who is known by everyone else but his parents as Will). We first joined him for a Vegan lunch at Chef Geoff’s down the block from the University. Pleasant conversation and our usual family stuff.
The Public History presentations by grad students in the Masters and PhD programs. The big advantage for me is that I finally got a sense of what “Public History” really means and what a Public Historian does. The students gave slide shows of their internships at various museums and National Parks and places like the Smithsonian’s gardens. They talked about programs they had created for visitors, participation exercises for children and other adventures (like the award Bud and his partners won at the Public History Conference in Pensacola, FL, last month.
The graduating Masters and PhD students did individual, 10 minute presentations.
We, of course, came to see Bud, who didn’t disappoint.
- American University Students Celebrate (auambassadors.wordpress.com)
- American University Announces Six Speakers for 2011 Commencement (prweb.com)
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