Student Projects


(undergraduate) HIST 3368A: Introduction to Public History
(graduate) HIST 5376: Local and Community History
(graduate) HIST 5372: Museums and Material Culture
(graduate) HIST 5374: Public History Internship



Undergraduate public history students (HIST 3368A) researched an undocumented Freedom Colony near Manor, TX as part of a grant-funded project for the Travis County Historical Commission. Read their full research report here: Hayden Springs Freedom Colony Student Research.


Graduate students Amber Leigh Hullum and Railey Tassin successfully nominated the Manhattan Club, Austin’s first documented gay bar, for an official Texas state History Marker. The Manhattan Club is the first historic site commemorating LGBTQ+ history to receive a state-funded marker as part of the Texas Historical Commission’s Undertold Marker Program. Their research was featured on CBS Austin.

Graduate students Amber Leigh Hullum and Wesley Moore researched the Dodson family, whose former home will become a new Reconstruction-Era interpretive site.

Graduate students propose new exhibitions for Pioneer Farms, an outdoor history museum in Austin, TX, in HIST 5372.

Graduate students Patrick Bassett and Nicole Sutton prepare a successful historical marker application for the Lydia Street Fire Station, which employed the first Black civil servants in Texas, approved by the Travis County Historical Commission.