A History Nerd Changes a Non-Believer in Charleston, South Carolina — CCU Public History Fall 2018

This is part of a series of re-posts of student blogs from Coastal Carolina University's Intro to Public History course in Fall 2018. Please visit the class website, https://ccupublichistory18.wordpress.com, for more information.  By Triona Fihaley Tuesday, November 6, 2018 was a day unlike any other: this was a day that I went to Charleston, South … Continue reading A History Nerd Changes a Non-Believer in Charleston, South Carolina — CCU Public History Fall 2018

My book is out!

How did I let a month go by without posting this immediately?  A sign of the life of a museum director, I suppose.  In this week's adventures, my assistant found a squatter set up on the back porch of our secondary historic home. Playing Xbox. Anyway... without further ado... In case you haven't followed the … Continue reading My book is out!

The Tower of London: Preservation Conundrums

Better late than never on the blog!  I've had a crazy past month with work, traveling to Utah, and so much more.  Back to London: After a fantastic day traipsing all over London, drooling over David Tennant, and visiting the British Museum, we were out for another day of history and art! One place in … Continue reading The Tower of London: Preservation Conundrums

Kilmainham Gaol: Tragic Tales & Purposeful Preservation

  On our first full day in Dublin, after a long walk through the city in the rain, we ended up at the forbidding Heritage Ireland site, Kilmainham Gaol. We walked through the gates and into the castle-like structure, and we were thrilled to have made it in time for the next tour.  We still … Continue reading Kilmainham Gaol: Tragic Tales & Purposeful Preservation