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Cuneo Mansion & Gardens

Public History Fellowship

For the past two years, the Public History Program at Loyola has coordinated the Cuneo Public History Fellowship. With the support of the Provost's Office, the program dedicates one graduate fellowship a year to the preservation of history at Loyola at Cuneo Mansion and Gardens and the interpretation of that history to the public.

As part of this effort, past Cuneo Public History Fellows have prepared a detailed written history of the property, which will move toward publication during the 2012-13 academic year. Fellows have also prepared tours of the property, curriculum materials for school groups, and a National Register of Historic Places nomination (not yet submitted).

Current Projects

The 2012-13 Cuneo Public History Fellow, Laura Johns, a Master of Arts candidate, will work on the following projects:

Hawthorne Mellody Farm Exhibit: Help prepare an exhibit on Hawthorne Mellody Farm, telling the story of a family attraction that included a petting zoo and exhibits on innovative methods of modern dairy technology. The exhibit will be displayed in a room within the mansion. 

Inventory of Artifacts: Take a systematic inventory of all artifacts in the mansion. Ms. Feller will work with a second history graduate fellow, Massie O'Malley. These students will also work under the direction of Dr. Theodore J. Karamanski, director of the Public History Program, to document the history of the house, conduct oral history interviews, and secure correspondence or artifacts related to the house.

For more information about Loyola's Public History Program, please visit at LUC.edu/publichistory


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