As we finish our work in Digital History, I struggle to realize the end of my college experience. I took five years to complete my degree due to working full-time during my time at community college and a change in major two years ago. As a History major with a concentration on public history, I … Continue reading What’s Next?
I never thought the Census was confusing, until I had to complete the census on my own this year. College students are supposed to fill out the census with where they reside during the school year- but then COVID-19 displaced thousands of college students altering where they live. Personally, I then went to a friend’s … Continue reading Dealing with Data
Cities hold history in various forms. Some cities utilize murals to capture their past, others may use walking tours, but most city histories resides in archives and with local residents. Harrisburg, the capital of Pennsylvania, does not have the most accessible history. Due to my work with the Digital Harrisburg Initiative, I have spent an … Continue reading Mystery of McFarland
In the fall of 2018, author and journalist Thomas Friedman came to Messiah College and spoke on the rapid transformations occurring globally initiated by technology. It is 2020 and it cannot be denied that fast-paced is often the speed set for society. One of my main take-aways from Friedman’s lecture was how impactful 2007 was … Continue reading Studying History Online