On April 26, 2013, six graduate students from the Rutgers-Camden history department gave walking tours of Historic Cooper Street to participants of the Third Annual Public HIstory Community Forum. The tours were developed as part of Dr. Charlene Mires’ Historic Interpretation class.

Over the course of the semester the students researched and wrote the tours, presenting them for the first time that day. The tours touched on a number of themes including architecture, industrialization and urbanization, transportation, Camden’s medical history, and youth and education. Congratulations to Rutgers-Camden tour guides Brian Albright, Kim Coulter, Jacob Downs, Joshua Lisowski, Mikaela Maria, William Roulett for their hard work in creating what was considered a high point of the day!

Dr. Howard Gillette, Professor Emeritus of History at Rugers-Camden served as the keynote speaker. Two alumni of the public history program at Rutgers-Camden’s served on the committee: Mandi Magnuson-Hung (Chair) and Kathleen Leonard. PubComm13 was sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Regional Center for the Humanities at Rugers-Camden.

Read all about it at http://march.rutgers.edu/2013/05/07/third-annual-public-history-community-forum-comes-to-rutgers-camden/.