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History has an unfortunate reputation as boring, disconnected, or irrelevant to our everyday lives. Reality is far from this assumption, however, especially when you look at the diversity of public history. Public history comes in many forms that share one mission: connecting today's living communities to the people, places, and events that formed the foundation of our lives. To forge these connections, public history allows everyone to touch and interact with history in ways that are meaningful for themselves and respectful of our shared past. The Utah Division of State History is the state's public history flagship, with professionals who work to protect, preserve, and share Utah's 13,000-year history. This course will share lessons from their work and offer a variety of ways for the public to engage in this shared past.