Monthly Archives: June 2009

Listen Here: weekly Appalachian History podcast posts today

We post a new episode of Appalachian History weekly podcast every Sunday. You can start listening right away by clicking the podcast icon over on the left side of your screen. If you’d rather grab the show off itunes for later listening, click here. We open today’s show with guest blogger Dylan Thuras. Thuras is […]

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The Great Smoky Mountain synchronized fireflies

Please welcome guest blogger Dylan Thuras. Thuras is a travel blogger and the co-founder of the Atlas Obscura: A Compendium of the World’s Wonders, Curiosities, and Esoterica, with Joshua Foer. The following post ran originally on Boing Boing. Happening right now, and for the next few days, the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee will light […]

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Listen Here: weekly Appalachian History podcast posts today

We post a new episode of Appalachian History weekly podcast every Sunday. You can start listening right away by clicking the podcast icon over on the left side of your screen. If you’d rather grab the show off itunes for later listening, click here. We open today’s show with an oral history from Lillian Parks […]

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Salem College is face to face with a tremendous responsibility

‘Education, and Not Instruction’An Address Delivered at the Celebration of the Twenty-Fifth Anniversary of the Founding of Salem College, at Salem, WV, June 12, 1913 [excerpt]By Corliss Fitz Randolph Today, still in the first flush of the glory of her youth, this college stands at the threshold of a magnificent opportunity. Reared upon soil that […]

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Making Appalachian history a priority in the elementary curriculum

Please welcome guest blogger Molly Wilkins, a graduate student in Washington State in a Master’s of Education program. As an assignment for her Social Studies Methods course, she recently wrote a paper on the importance of Appalachian cultural and environmental history in the social studies curriculum in the elementary public school system to help foster […]

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