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Date: May 18, 2009
Contact: Anne Strong
Telephone: (301) 279-9697

History Associates Historians Participate in the Annual Meeting of the National Council on Public History

History Associates cofounder and chairman of the board Philip L. Cantelon and senior historian Steve Swisdak participated in the April 2009 annual meeting of the National Council on Public History (NCPH) in Providence, Rhode Island.

Dr. Cantelon, a founding member of NCPH and the organization’s first executive director, joined two other NCPH founding members,  G. Wesley Johnson and Arnita Jones, in a panel discussion commemorating NCPH’s 30thanniversary titled “Founding NCPH, Looking to the Future.” Mr. Swisdak participated in a panel discussion titled “Launching and Sustaining a Successful Consulting Practice,” which brought together five professional historical consultants to discuss their consulting practices and clientele.  Founded in 1979, NCPH is the leading professional organization for public history practitioners.

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For more than thirty years the historians and archivists at History Associates have demonstrated that history is valuable in the market as well as the marketplace of ideas. They provide professional corporate histories, exhibit content, interpretive planning, historical research, archival services, and collections management services to clients throughout the United States and around the world. History Associates strives to be The Best Company in History®, serving corporate, government, legal, and nonprofit clients from its headquarters in Rockville, Maryland. For more information, call (301) 279-9697 or visit

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