Pop-Up Museum
Allegheny History Students Learn By Doing

Hands-on experience is vital to exploring the relationship between past and present. Students are encouraged to take part in a variety of professional and experiential opportunities including:

  • Student-faculty research
  • Study abroad
  • Internships
House Museums and Exhibiting History Co-Op

Work with Allegheny faculty or intern with local and national organizations to gain practical experience and explore connections to your classroom learning:

  • Learn about historical interpretation and gain valuable marketing and leadership skills at Gettysburg National Military Park, the Seminary Ridge Museum, and the Eisenhower National Historic Site at Gettysburg Battlefield. 
  • Use support from the Paula A. Treckel History Department fund and the Ken Robertson ‘65 fund to conduct research and share your findings at professional meetings and conferences.
  • Intern with the Crawford County Historical Society, the Baldwin-Reynolds House Museum, and the Drake Well Museum to gain critical skills in the field of museum studies.
history books in library
Pop-Up Museum

The past carries great weight and responsibility. Promote dialogue about history between scholars and the public as part of course activities and experiential learning opportunities.

Make specialized knowledge accessible and engaging to the public.
Collaborate with diverse communities to develop new knowledge and projects.
Educate the Allegheny campus and local communities through temporary pop-up museums – shed light on underrepresented history and share it with the public!

Recent Internships

Gettysburg National Military Park

Museum and visitor center

Robert H. Jackson Center

A non-profit organization in Jamestown, New York

Homeless Children’s Education Fund

A non-profit organization in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Museum in Washington, D.C.

National Museum of the United States Navy

Museum in Washington, D.C.

New Heritage Theatre Group (NHTG)

A non-profit organization in New York City, New York

Recent Senior Comps

The Senior Comp is the culmination of four years of experience, imagination, and study. It is the moment when you demonstrate what you’ve learned by teaching us something new.

The Whitewashing Narrative of Black American History in 20thCentury Education

The Erie Canal and its Influence On Religious and Social Reform Movements in the Burned Over District

Religions of the Volksgemeinschaft: How Three Christian Churches were similar in their Interpretations