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Living History Museums and Historic Sites in the United States
     

Living History Museums and Historic Sites in the United States

by Victor J. Danilov
 

The concept of “living history” can take many forms, from military reenactments to skill, craft, and trade demonstrations presented by guides and interpreters dressed in period clothing. This book provides the first extensive directory of living history exhibits, programs, and events—nearly 600 institutions, from houses, plantations and villages to

Overview

The concept of “living history” can take many forms, from military reenactments to skill, craft, and trade demonstrations presented by guides and interpreters dressed in period clothing. This book provides the first extensive directory of living history exhibits, programs, and events—nearly 600 institutions, from houses, plantations and villages to decommissioned battleships, battlefields, trading posts and settler/ military forts. All entries include a brief description of the site, an overview of its living history exhibits and programs, and contact information, fees and hours.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786448456
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
04/13/2010
Series:
History/United States
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Victor J. Danilov has been director and president of Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry and was the founding director of the museum management program at the University of Colorado. He has written more than 25 books, many of which focus on museums and historic sites. He lives in Evanston, Illinois.

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