Public Engagement Projects

The Department of History has been a campus leader in publicly enagement research and teaching for over ten years. Below is a select list of projects that faculty have merged with coursework, internships and extra curricular activities.


The Forge at Factory Two

Yes, we have our own blacksmithing forge. Launched in 2018, the forge is an opportunity for students to integrate knowledge of this historic craft with their classroom experiences. The forge is used in select courses or for students to use in their free time.


Lumber City Baseball Club

This public history partnership of the Department of History and Whaley Historic House Museum of Flint, Michigan explores the role of reenactment and programming in history. The team plays every summer and students may join the club as a player or interpreter.


Cemetery Preservation

Since 2016, faculty and students have worked at Flint’s oldest cemetery to identify, document, and restore the monuments at Old Calvary Cemetery. Work at Old Calvary is incorporated into History 403: Cities of the Dead, and a summer internship.


History Quiz Night

Participants divide into teams of at least five participants and department faculty serve as the Quizmasters to test your history knowledge.  Five grand prizes are given to the winning team and everyone who attends is entered into a drawing for door prizes.  Participants who pre-register receive a History Quiz Night t-shirt.

To pre-register, contact Audrey Beauchesne or Mark Pyland at (810) 762-3366 or via e-mail at or You may also sign up by visiting the History Department in 220 French Hall.


17th Annual History Quiz Night

Friday, March 13, 2020

Registration and Reception beginning at 5:00 PM

Location: Flint Elks Lodge, 7177 E. Maple Road, Grand Blanc, MI 48439

Pre-register by Wednesday, February 19, 2020 to Audrey or Mark at (810) 762-3366, or, or on campus in the Department of History, 220 FH.

Join Us For Food, Prizes, Trivia & Fun!