|DHI Fellows hard at work in the Messiah College History Dept.|
Some of you who read The Way of Improvement Leads Home are familiar with the Digital Harrisburg Initiative. If you still don’t know about the project, let me bring it to your attention here. DHI is an interdisciplinary digital history project housed in the School of Humanities at Messiah College and run by my History Department colleague David Pettegrew. It attempts to tell the story of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania from roughly the 1880-1930.
Like most digital history projects, DHI is a work in progress. David and his team of historians, GIS experts, undergraduate fellows, and student researchers continue to add new information to the site.
DHI was launched a year ago this month. Here is a taste of David Pettegrew’s celebratory post:
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