Students consider Eastern State Penitentiary’s haunted attraction

This semester, Seth Bruggeman, assistant professor of history and American studies, is sending his students to prison — to the Eastern State Penitentiary (ESP) Historic Site, that is.

There his students will get a first-hand look at a common problem faced by museums and historic sites across the country: How to offer historically accurate representations of the past while at the same time engaging with their audience and staying financially afloat.

ESP is one of 10 historic sites that students in “Museums and American Culture” visit with Bruggeman, who is also the director of Temple’s Center for Public History.

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