In the Media

Jonny Hart, “What is a food truck? A Temple public history research project is finding out,” Temple Now, 21 November 2022,

Interview with Jake Sconyers concerning Lost on the Freedom Trail, HUB History (episode 251), podcast audio, 15 June 2022,

Rayna Lewis, “Five Unique Ways to Experience Philadelphia’s Past,” Temple Now, 17 September 2021,

Simmone Shah, “America Has Always Struggled to Memorialize Tragedy. Some Communities are Trying to Do Better for COVID-19,” TIME, 10 September 2021,

Gillian Brockell, “Historians: No, to removing Jefferson, Washington monuments. Yes, to contextualizing them,” The Washington Post, 2 September 2020,  

Kim Fischer, “Beyond Repair: Ten History Students Strive to Save a Jersey Shore Treasure,” Temple Magazine(Spring 2018): pp. 31-35.  Online at

Temple University Strategic Communications, “Beyond Repair: History Students Bring Damaged Boat to Life,” a video documentary of my fall 2017 teaching partnership with the Independence Seaport Museum, 11 June 2018,

Temple University Strategic Communications, “History Professor Shows Students North Philadelphia Factory,” a video short documenting my fall 2017 American Revolutions course and our visit to a local textile factory, 16 November 2017,

Peter Crimmins, “Project underway to get Philadelphians to see public monuments in new way,” WHYY NewsWorks, 13 September 2017,

Carr Henry, “Temple History Course Focuses on National Parks,” The Temple News, 7 February 2017,

Samantha Melamed, “Eastern State Tackles True Terror: Mass Incarceration,” The Philadelphia Inquirer, 4 May 2016,

Sara Curnow Wilson, “Throwing Clay for the Humanities,” College of Liberal Arts News, Temple University, 29 March 2016,

“George Washington and Presidents’ Day,” Academic Minute, WAMC Northeast Public Radio, 17 February 2014,

Alexa Bricker, “Celebrating the life of a home”“A Funeral for a Home” is a program that commemorates the histories of row homes,” The Temple News, 12 November 2013,

Panelist, “Imperiled Promise: The State of History in the National Park Service,” The Journal of American HistoryPodcast, April 2013,

Richard Anderson, “What “Counts” as a Public History Dissertation? Some Views from the Field,” History @ Work(blog), National Council on Public History, 10 August 2012,

Peter Crimmins, “Setting sale: USS Olympia now on the market,” newsworks, 31 March 2011,

Peter Crimmins, “Site of Historic Presidential Home Stirs Controversy,” All Things Considered, National Public Radio, 15 December 2010,

Peter Crimmins, “A president and his property,” WHYY Philadelphia, 15 December 2010,

Kerry Grens, “Haunted house at mental hospital stirs debate,” WHYY Philadelphia, 24 September 2010,

Dianna Marder, “Memoir rooted in cherished, storied objects,” The Philadelphia Inquirer, 8 April 2010.

Kim Fischer, “Classes explore city history beyond the Liberty Bell [with slideshow and audiocast], Temple University Office of News Communications (27 October 2009).

Peter Crimmins, “Civil War collection may leave city,” WHYY Philadelphia, 28 July 2009.

Peter Crimmins, “Betsy Ross reputation flagging in 21st century,” WHYY Philadelphia, 27 April 2009.

Kim Fischer, “Celebrating Presidents Day: Historian Seth Bruggeman explores why we honor past presidents,” Temple University Office of News Communications (9 February 2009).

Kim Fischer, “What we talk about when we talk about the past” [with audiocast], Temple University Office of News Communications (2 February 2009).

Alex Schmidt, “Old Visitor Center is New Battle of Gettysburg,” Morning Edition, National Public Radio, 7 October 2008.

Alex Schmidt, “In Gettysburg a preservation battle looms over original home of cyclorama painting,” WHYY Philadelphia, 26 September 2008.

Peter Crimmins, “Memories of 9/11 remain strong even as number of ceremonies dwindle,” WHYY Philadelphia, 11 September 2008.

Rob Hedelt in “Visitors Can Get Bit of History,” The Free Lance-Star (Fredericksburg, VA), 20 January 2005, sec. C, p. 1.

Caroline Hutchinson, Community Focus, Southeast Public Radio, Montgomery, AL, 15 September 1999.

Caroline Hutchinson, Panorama, Southeast Public Radio, Montgomery, AL, 19 September 1999.