Temple Grad Takes History on the Road

The Philadelphia Public History Truck, a creation of Erin Bernard (Journalism BA ’08, History MA ’15) has been selected by the National Council on Public History (NCPH) to receive their 2016 Outstanding Public History Project Award. The History Truck is a food truck-turned-mobile museum that focuses on Philadelphia and its neighborhoods.

While this year’s incarnation is different than previous editions of the History Truck, flexibility is what the History Truck is all about. Each exhibit takes a different neighborhood as its subject—so far, Bernard has worked in East Kensington, the area around Temple and Callowhill—and she works collaboratively with residents and local organizations, so each project develops uniquely.

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