Author Archives: Marguerite Digiorgio

American Philosophical Society

American Philosophical Society is one of the foremost archives in the country. This institution specializes in the collection of scientific works and ensures their preservation for researchers. My class had the pleasure of touring this organization with Bayard Miller, who … Continue reading

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Temple University Anthropology Lab

            Packed in the far east corner of Gladfelter hall at Temple University is a hidden gem that many students are unaware of, the anthropology lab. This lab contains both the artifacts and remains found … Continue reading

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1500 Broad Street is a remnant of a wealthy North Philadelphia that many who visit this area now would be shocked to learn. The prominence of wealthy individuals building their large city homes here in the early 20th century is … Continue reading

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Before Their Times; The Community Roles of African American Museums

In our introduction to public history class today we discussed the historic and current issues with African American museums based on our reading of From Storefront to Monument: Tracing the Public History of the Black Museum Movement by Andrea Burns. … Continue reading

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Hill-Physick House

This week on the adventures of Public History field trips, our brave students find themselves deep in the heart of Old City in a neighborhood known as society hill (possibly the most expensive zip code in the Philadelphia region). They … Continue reading

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The Second Bank of the United States

This week I had the pleasure to be able to tour the Second Bank of the United States with the curator of the collection Karie Diethorn, who is a part of the National park service, as well as Erin Pauwels, … Continue reading

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