Public History

“Votes for Women” Saint Mary’s faculty-student exhibition, Carroll Gallery, The History Museum. Partnership with the History Museum, August 2020-March 2021. Supported by an Indiana Humanities Grant.

“Fighting Fear: Pandemics Past and Present,” Saint Mary’s faculty-student exhibition. Carroll Gallery, The History Museum, South Bend, IN. September 2022-July 2023. Supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities and Indiana Humanities as part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.

History majors presented a poster on August Wilson’s work and local South Bend history at the opening night of Wilson’s play, Gem of the Ocean, at the Civic Theatre in South Bend, February 2020

“Liberation Struggles from 1968: Social Justice and Social Movement Monologues” Civil Rights Heritage Center, South Bend, IN, October 3, 2018. Featured Saint Mary’s College humanities faculty and student monologues remembering 1968. 

“Black Women’s Activism and Living and Learning from Audre Lorde,” students and faculty coordinated presentations on Audre Lorde for an event at the Niles, Michigan Library on March 8, 2018.

History students trained in oral history donated their oral histories with South Bend residents about pandemic experiences to the Civil Rights Heritage Center’s archive, Fall 2022.

History students trained in oral history donated their oral histories with transgender people coming out in midlife in the Midwest to the Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000 (WASM) archive, April 2020.

25 students in a 2021 U.S. Women’s History class were invited to work on a 1977 National Women’s conference digital history project stored at the University of Houston. They did archival research to create content for a new Sharing Stories from the 1977 National Women’s Conference project.