Living History Museums and Historic Sites in the United States

Living History Museums and Historic Sites in the United States

by Victor J. Danilov

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$49.95

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)
Age Range: 18 Years

About 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.

Table of Contents

Preface 1

Interpreting Living History 3

Living History Directory

Outdoor Museums

Living History Outdoor Museums 22

Outdoor Museums with Limited Living History Activities 66

Outdoor Museums with Living History Events 78

Historic Sites

Living History Historic Sites 93

Historic Sites with Limited Living History Activities 111

Historic Sites with Living History Events 123

Historic Houses

Living History Historic Houses 132

Historic Houses with Limited Living History Activities 139

Historic Houses with Living History Events 143

Farms

Living History Farms 149

Farms with Limited Living History Activities 179

Farms with Living History Events 183

Plantations

Living History Plantations 187

Plantations with Limited Living History Activities 194

Plantations with Living History Events 198

Ranches

Living History Ranches 201

Ranches with Limited Living History Activities 206

Ranches with Living History Events 206

Trading Posts

Living History Trading Posts 208

Trading Posts with Limited Living History Activities 212

Trading Posts with Living History Events 215

Settler Forts

Living History Settler Forts 217

Settler Forts with Limited Living History Activities 220

Settler Forts with Living History Events 221

Military Forts, Ships, and Battlefields

Military Forts

Living History Military Forts 224

Military Forts with Limited Living History Activities 244

Military Forts with Living History Events 250

Navy Ships

Living History Navy Ships 272

Navy Ships with Living History Events 274

Battlefields

Living History Battlefields 276

Battlefields with Limited Living History Activities 277

Battlefields with Living History Events 287

Selected Bibliography 305

Index 309

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