Explore the diverse and creative ways in which our students have brought historical research and the historical record to the public. The corresponding projects, though facilitated by knowledgeable professors, are the result of months worth of student collaboration, time, and energy. The information found within these digital modules are freely available to Virginia Tech, the surrounding community, and all those who are interested in innovated digital representations of regional history.
This web module explores its impact on the local level in the community of Blacksburg, Virginia, through the efforts of undergraduate and graduate public history classes in the spring of 2012.
The Blacksburg History Wiki offers a short introduction of the origin and development of Blacksburg as well as the surrounding areas beginning in the eighteenth century to the present.
Classes and faculty regular undertake research on the history of Blacksburg, the location of Virginia Tech. In the above video, MA student Carmen Bolt and faculty member LaDale Winling talk about an exhibit a class of MA students created in their Public History course.
The public history program works with the Blacksburg Museum and Cultural Foundation, which owns and interprets the Alexander Black House on Draper Road and the St. Luke’s and Odd Fellows Hall on Gilbert Street. During the Spring 2015 semester, two seniors in history, Rebecca Williams and James Jewett, researched the history of the Alexander Black […]