This series is a gathering of ideas, resources, and exemplary History Discovery Events that lay a foundation for a dynamic practice of engaged and relevant history. These tools and ideas can be scaled up or down, and can be used by folks doing historical interpretation within the NPS, as well as those outside of the agency looking for best practices in connecting people, places, and histories.
These projects are as diverse as the stories they share, encompassing:
History Discovery Events are interdisciplinary. Historians collaborate with anthropologists, archaeologists, educators and other inquisitive colleagues. All are welcome to share their expertise and experiences. With every History Discovery Event, we traverse the richness of our shared past, engage in collective self-discovery about the nature of our society, and journey into a future informed by the powerful lessons and capacities of historical thinking.
Explore this site to find inspiration and resources for creating your own History Discovery Events!
Best Practices for History Lessons and History Discovery Events
Last updated: September 6, 2017