BCH Podcast (Ep20): Doing Local History Differently

Doing Local History Differently Creating New Understandings and Possibilities    Re-defining the Roles of Public Historians Critically Reading and Writing Local History Placing Social History at the Center Re-connecting Communities with Their Own Histories   On episode 20 of the Beaver County History Podcast, we discuss the possibilities of doing local history with a critical …

Radio Theater as Public History

Radio Theater as Public History “If history were told in the form a stories, it would never be forgotten.” ~ Rudyard Kipling Storytelling is one of humanity’s oldest and continuously practiced activities. In fact, anthropologists claim that there’s a tale still told around campfires in the Australian outback that dates back nearly 10,000 years. That …

BCH Podcast (Ep19): Into the Wilds

Into the Wilds Engaging Local History at Clarion University and Beyond Jeffrey Diamond | Marc Sanko     On episode 19 of the Beaver County History Podcast, we talk with Clarion University history professors Jeffrey Diamond and Marc Sanko about teaching history and using podcasting to creatively engage students and community members around local history …

BCH Podcast (Ep18): Indigenous – Perspectives on Native Americans and Local History

Indigenous Perspectives on Native Americans and Local History David Holoweiko | Mark Grago | Michael Kishbucher | Tony Lavorgne On episode 18 of the Beaver County History Podcast, we talk with public historians David Holoweiko, Mark Grago, Michael Kishbucher, and Tony Lavorgne about the complicated cultures and histories of Native Americans in Beaver County, Pennsylvania. …

BCH Podcast (Ep17): Lauraly Burnecke & Bob Porter

Lauraly Burnecke & Bob Porter Beaver County Genealogy & History Center   On episode 17 of the Beaver County History Podcast, we talk with Lauraly Burnecke and Bob Porter of the Beaver County Genealogy & History Center.   SUPPORT COMMUNITY PODCASTING Let’s keep community-based local podcasting alive!  If you like our podcast, please help us continue …

Public History Matters Blogpost: Hopped Up History

Hopped Up History The Use of Amphetamines During WWII   History comes at us from unusual places.  Take for example this online history feature by The Fix, a website about addiction and recovery that explores these issues from a wide range of perspectives, including the history of drug use.  If we believe the connection between …

BCH Podcast (Ep16): Christopher Padgett | Beaver County Stories

Christopher Padgett Beaver County Stories On episode 16 of the Beaver County History Podcast, we talk with Beaver County filmmaker Chris Padgett about the importance of storytelling to help us better understand our history, communities, and ourselves.   SUPPORT COMMUNITY PODCASTING Let’s keep community-based local podcasting alive!  If you like our podcast, please help us continue …

BCH Podcast (Ep15): Sue Ireton, Elinka Keller, Betty Douglas

Sue Ireton, Elinka Keller, Betty Douglas Merrick Art Gallery On episode 15 of the Beaver County History Podcast, we talk about the intersection of fine art and history with Sue Ireton, Elinka Keller, and Betty Douglas of the Merrick Free Art Gallery in New Brighton, Pennsylvania.   SUPPORT COMMUNITY PODCASTING Let’s keep community-based local podcasting …