About the event

Johnathan Thayer will talk about his Public Humanities Fellowship project, "Making the Public History Classroom Public." Curriculum involving public libraries, non-profits, and community stakeholders designed around fieldwork at the Olde Towne of Flushing Burial Ground and the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues will be discussed.

Sarah Litvin and Geoff Miller will discuss their collaboration at the Reher Center in Kingston, New York. For her Public Humanities Fellowship project, Sarah developed a proposal for an interpretive plan to convert the Reher Center’s historic bakery building into a 21st century museum that will use the lived experience of the Reher family to engage visitors in conversations about immigrant communities and entrepreneurship, ethnic foodways, and urban change.

Geoffrey Miller is Advisory Committee Chair for the Reher Center for Immigrant Culture and History.

Cosponsored by the CUNY Public History Collective.