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Public History/Museum Studies

THE PUBLIC HISTORY MINOR EXPOSES STUDENTS TO THE TECHNIQUES AND PRACTICES THAT WILL ALLOW GRADUATES TO WORK IN MUSEUMS, FOR THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, FOR STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETIES OR IN OTHER PUBLIC HISTORY CAREERS. STUDENTS HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO CHOOSE BETWEEN THE MANAGERIAL TRACK, WHICH PREPARES THEM TO OPERATE THE BUSINESS SIDE OF A MUSEUM, AND THE CURATORIAL TRACK, WHICH PREPARES THEM TO WORK WITH HISTORICAL COLLECTIONS AND TEACHES THE TECHNIQUES OF CREATING EXHIBITS.

DISTINCTIVE FEATURES

Faculty research and teaching interests include material culture, popular music, sport history and oral history.

As part of this minor, students must complete a public service internship, working in a museum, at a state historical society, or the like. Recent students have interned with the North Dakota Historical Society, the Erie (PA) County Historical Society, and at the Smithsonian Institution

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Department of History, Politics, and Justice

Dorothy Brown

419-772-2090
d-brown.5@onu.edu
Hill 204
525 South Main Street
Ada, Ohio 45810
Monday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed