An artifact displayed in the newly opened “Newport History Museum at the Southgate Street School.” Built in 1873 and in use until 1951, Southgate Street School was Campbell County Kentucky’s first, grade school for Black students || Turning the space into a history museum was a community affair - Students from Northern Kentucky University’s Public History program helped to examine, interpret and locate artifacts to support their findings. Students in the business program are working on a funding model while public relations students are developing an advertising plan || The building is owned and still partly used by local Masons || Examine this artifact and you will find that it is an arithmetic book which was to be used in “colored” classrooms #publichistory#africanamericanhistory#kentucky#blackhistory#museums#museumstudies#museumeducation#TheMergingLanesProject
I had way too much fun testing out my new #rttp NAGPRA minigame on my #publichistory class last night!! Thanks so much to Drs O and Dillian for their help and participation!! I can't wait to keep working on this game...
(Maryland) Things to Do: The Prince George’s County African American Museum and Cultural Center || Saturday Dec. 9 2017, 1-4 pm || Queen Things which is described as, “Our Queen Things Workshop will explore a variety of holistic hygiene topics for young women such as mental hygiene and hair care. The workshops are engineered to provide an education-based fun and interactive experience!
The workshop is for teen girls in high school
Parent/Guaridan will be responsible for signing permission forms upon arrival.
Feminine Hygiene and Non-perishable donations for recent hurricane victims is highly recommended.” || #maryland#thingstodoinmaryland#princegeorgescounty#princegeorgescountymd#museums#museumeducation#publichistory#blackgirlmagic#TheMergingLanesProject
In contrast to our previous post, check out the fine tomb of one Dame Mary Page 😱
Initially when we found the Dame in Bunhill, we made our assumptions about socio-economic status. We saw her massive tomb and compared it with the tightly-packed and much smaller memorials of the other Bunhill residents and assumed she must have been a big dog of the 18th century to have such a huge (and weird) tomb. At first glance, it didn't appear that she would have much reason to be buried at Bunhill; she lived a wealthy life as the wife of an MP and merchant director.
HOWEVER! (dramatic pause for effect).....
The Dame and her husband were Baptists (considered highly radical in the 17th/18th centuries). She was known for her piety and charity, and financial support of her church and its congregation... So now we can understand why she ended up here. 👏
And yeah. You read that right. The Dame got "tap'd" for fluid 66 times in 67 months, totalling 240 gallons removed from her body, and apparently she never once had a word of complaint about the whole thing.
Idk Mary but... sounds... unrealistic 🤔🤢
Anyway, gallons of fluid aside, the Dame introduced us to a whole bunch of new questions; namely, the following of gender in our enquiry into attitudes and belief in the 17th/18th centuries.
Rise of the female stoics?? A comment on use of space and the inferred rising importance of women in society?? The possibility that someone really got tapped for 240 GALLONS OF LIQUID FOR 67 MONTHS?????
So many questions.
So little time.
Lucky we are here to break it all down into Instagram posts for the good of public knowledge!!! ✊️💪💅