Students in the UMass Public History Program often produce exhibitions for and with community partners. Examples include an exhibit created with the members of the Goodwin Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church in Amherst and a national award-winning exhibit at a historic house museum in the Berkshires in collaboration with the Trustees of Reservations. The exhibit documented the life of Elizabeth “Mum Bett” Freeman, a black slave at the property in the late 18th century.
Most recently, our program produced the five-panel traveling exhibition The Carceral Commonwealth, as part of a larger collaboration with the Humanities Action Lab and area partners. For more on this exhibit, and to learn how to borrow it for use in your organization, click here.