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“A Continuing Conversation about Making History Relevant to All Americans”
January 3, 2014 12:30 pm
January 3, 2014 2:15 pm
December 13, 2013
Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel

 On Friday, January 3, 2014, you are invited to a special open forum next month organized by the History Relevance Campaign, an informal group seeking to create a national, broad-based strategy to assert the relevance of history.  The conversation will take place during the American Historical Association’s (AHA) annual meeting in space that the AHA has generously provided in its main conference hotel.  This email is going out to individuals in the DC/MD/VA area who are involved in public history, public humanities, historic preservation, and related fields. Registration for the AHA conference is not required to attend this session.  For full conference access, please visit the AHA conference website: https://www.historians.org/annual-meeting

Our goal for the session is to provide an overview of what the group has done so far, hear your thoughts about what makes history important and useful, and learn from you of examples of historical programs (involving museums, K-12 education, historical sites, higher education, etc.) that excel in communicating/demonstrating the relevance of history. Feel free to bring a brown bag lunch

We expect attendance to be strong, and so request that you RSVP at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/HRCOpenForum

at your earliest convenience.

For directions:

Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel (steps away from the Woodley Park Metro station: http://goo.gl/maps/xdfkU)