Centennial Exhibits for Camp Logan/Hermann Memorial Park

Between 1917 to 1919, more than 40,000 US infantry were trained and deployed from what is today Memorial Park at what was then known as Camp Logan. The camp has rich connections to Houston history, and archaeological research at the site by Rice faculty and students has been exploring it archaeological potential.

Between 1917 to 1919, more than 40,000 US infantry were trained and deployed from what is today Memorial Park at what was then known as Camp Logan. The camp has rich connections to Houston history, and archaeological research at the site by Rice faculty and students has been exploring its archaeological potential.  In preparation for the centennial of the Camp’s founding, Rice is partnering with local institutions and families of soldiers who trained at the camp, in order to produce physical and digital exhibits that preserve its documents, stories, and artifacts, and use them to educate the public.

This project is a special practicum, with many different opportunities for research, design, preservation work, and fieldwork. Students’ projects will be tailored to their skillsets and interests. Documents and other artifacts need to be digitized and researched, exhibits need to be planned and their content fully researched and written up, and mapping and interviews need to be conducted in order to tie the exhibit to local history. Students interested in this practicum should contact John Mulligan (jcm10@rice.edu) or Jeffrey Fleisher (jfleisher@rice.edu) to discuss research possibilities.

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