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September 27, 2017 | 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Category: Special Event
Location: Tierney Alumni House | Map
5510 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI 48202
Cost: Free
Audience: Alumni, Current Graduate Students, Current Undergraduate Students

Join us on campus at the beautiful Tierney Alumni House on Wednesday, Sept. 27, from 6 to 8 p.m. for the Public History Graduate Open House. 

  • Learn about the unique opportunities available through the new master’s program in public history.
  • Connect with accomplished alumni to share stories, insight and expertise.
  • Network with industry professionals.

History Department Chair Elizabeth Faue will be on hand to share important news and updates, while alumna Loraine Campbell ’04 will discuss her experiences as executive director of Troy Historic Village and highlight the distinct advantages of a degree public history. 

Beverages, hors d'oeuvres and a brief tour of the Tierney Alumni House will be provided.


Elizabeth Faue, chair, Department of History, is a historian whose work explores the gendered dimensions of labor, politics and working-class experience. Faue also is a well-known advocate for interdisciplinary scholarship, critical engagement and higher education. Her most recent book, Rethinking the American Labor Movement (Routledge, 2017), is a synthetic history written with a popular audience in mind. She serves as the project director for Wayne State’s National Endowment for the Humanities Next Generation Humanities Ph.D. Planning Grant and for the Department of History’s AHA Career Diversity grant.

Loraine Campbell '04, executive director, Troy Historic Village, has been the executive director of Troy Historic Village for nearly two decades. She oversees 11 historic structures and a collection of over 8,000 items pertinent to local and regional history, as well as interpretive programs that attract 13,000 schoolchildren and 20,000 members of the general public each year. The author or co-author of three local history books, Campbell also sits on the Board of Directors of the Michigan Museum Association and on the Michigan Local History Conference Planning Committee.

For more information about this event, please contact Office of Alumni Relations at 3135772300 or