- Ph.D.’s in history are finding plenty of work outside the academy, but surprisingly few of them in public history. I don’t think graduate programs encourage candidates to consider careers in public history as much as they should.
- Possible remnants of the Rev War’s first day have turned up in Massachusetts.
- Oldest living War of 1812 widow tells all.
- Another Civil War movie is in development.
- Mort Kunstler talks about the research for his Hunley painting.
- National Parks Traveler asks readers to name their favorite Civil War park. Personally, I think Gettysburg’s pretty hard to beat.
Tag Archives: CSS Hunley
The AP has a progress report on the ongoing Hunley conservation project, which is about to finish its tenth year. It doesn’t feel like it’s been that long to me, but come to think of it, I guess I was in high school when I heard Glenn McConnell (the SC state senator who’s helped push the effort) give a presentation to promote raising it from the bottom.
Note that although the project has cost $22 million (with about half of that funded by state and federal taxpayers) so far, it’s already helped generate much more than that for the Palmetto State.
That baby is paying off, as good historic preservation generally does.