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Where The Past Meets The Present With a Promise: Community Impact Of History-Based Outreach In Galesville, Maryland

Author(s): W. Brett Arnold

Year: 2016

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Summary

Galesville, Maryland is a small town situated on the banks of the West River in southern Anne Arundel County.  Having developed primarily as a community for working-class families in the early 20th-century, the town is home to dozens of charming historic homes and businesses and is relatively unmarred by modern development.  Recently, the Galesville Community Center has reached out to various local historical interests to form partnerships whose ultimate goal is to showcase the town’s rich history and share that history with others.  This has been accomplished using a combination of archaeology, oral history, and community outreach, and will culminate in the Smithsonian Traveling Hometown Teams Exhibit visiting the Galesville Community Center from July to September 2015.  The project represents the successful convergence of local government, independent researchers, students, and nonprofits to make tangible improvements to a community through the cultivation of interest in a place’s past.


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Where The Past Meets The Present With a Promise: Community Impact Of History-Based Outreach In Galesville, Maryland. W. Brett Arnold. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Washington, D.C. 2016 ( tDAR id: 435095)


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min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

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PaperId(s): 809

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America