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Temple University’s History Truck Plans 12 Months of Events And Exhibits in North Philadelphia

Funding from The Barra Foundation also supports Philadelphia Public History Truck becoming a permanent part of Temple’s M.A. in Public History, guaranteeing academic credits for graduate students who manage the mobile museum.

PHILADELPHIA (September 7, 2014) – The Center for Public History at Temple University is proud to announce a generous award of $85,000 from The Barra Foundation in support of the Philadelphia Public History Truck. Funding will support a full, 12-month exhibit cycle in North Philadelphia, will underwrite a new web portal where Philadelphians will have permanent access to the museum’s extensive oral history archives and will help the truck become a permanent feature in the university’s master’s in public history program.

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Alumni Update

Rachael Young, who graduated as a history major in May 2013, was admitted recently to the MA program in Modern Irish History at Trinity College, Dublin, where she’ll begin her studies this fall.  Rachael is hoping to apply for PhD programs in the United States after completing her MA in Ireland.


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Alumni Update

Kyle Repella, who graduated as a history major last May, was admitted with fellowships to the PhD programs in history at the University of Pennsylvania and CUNY.  This fall, he’ll be starting in the program at UPENN and hopes to work on colonial American religious history.  Kyle was part of the History Honors Scholars program and his senior thesis “False Pretenders and Friends of Truth: Pennsylvania, the Keithian Controversy, and the Reorientation of the Quaker Empire in the late Seventeenth Century” received an honorable mention in the Library Prize competition.