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Product Description: Living history museums are cultural institutions that merge historical exhibits with live costumed performance. While unique and vitally important, they often compromise historical accuracy and authenticity for the sake of tourism and entertainment value...read more

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9780810858657 | Scarecrow Pr, March 30, 2007, cover price $66.00 | About this edition: Living history museums are cultural institutions that merge historical exhibits with live costumed performance.

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Product Description: Defining Memory uses case studies of exhibits from around the country to examine how local museums, defined as museums whose collections are local in scope or whose audiences are primarily local, have both shaped and been shaped by evolving community values and sense of history...read more
By Amy K. Levin (editor)

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9780759110496 | Altamira Pr, March 7, 2007, cover price $88.00 | About this edition: Defining Memory uses case studies of exhibits from around the country to examine how local museums, defined as museums whose collections are local in scope or whose audiences are primarily local, have both shaped and been shaped by evolving community values and sense of history.

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9780759110502 | Altamira Pr, March 7, 2007, cover price $36.00 | About this edition: Defining Memory uses case studies of exhibits from around the country to examine how local museums, defined as museums whose collections are local in scope or whose audiences are primarily local, have both shaped and been shaped by evolving community values and sense of history.

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Product Description: In this lyrical volume Robert R. Archibald explores a growing crisis of modern America: the dissolution of place that leads to a dangerous rupture of community. Community_born historically within the collective space of the town square where citizens come together to share stories and make meaning of their common histories_is dissipating as Americans are increasingly isolated from that shared space and are being submerged into an individualistic consumer monoculture with disregard for the common good...read more

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9780759102873 | Altamira Pr, May 1, 2004, cover price $89.00 | About this edition: In this lyrical volume Robert R.

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9780759102880 | Altamira Pr, May 1, 2004, cover price $34.00 | About this edition: In this lyrical volume Robert R.

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Product Description: Legacies Collecting America's History at the Smithsonian by Steven Lubar and Kathleen M. Kendrick

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9781560988861 | Smithsonian Inst Scholarly Pr, October 1, 2001, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: The Smithsonian Institution has been America's museum since 1846.

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9781560988649 | Smithsonian Inst Pr, November 1, 2001, cover price $6.25 | About this edition: Legacies Collecting America's History at the Smithsonian by Steven Lubar and Kathleen M.

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Product Description: Ideas and Images presents eleven case studies, walking you through the process of developing interpretive history exhibits. Learn how to identify and build new audiences, work with consultants and experts, cope with institutional change, present temporary and permanent exhibitions, and experiment with new subjects, design techniques and medi...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)
By Kenneth L. Ames (editor), Barbara Franco (editor) and L. Thomas Frye (editor)

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9780761989325 | Reprint edition (Altamira Pr, January 1, 1997), cover price $38.00 | About this edition: Ideas and Images presents eleven case studies, walking you through the process of developing interpretive history exhibits.
9780942063202 | Altamira Pr, October 1, 1995, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Book by

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Product Description: This is a book about why history matters. It shows how popularized historical images and narratives deeply influence Americans' understanding of their collective past. A leading public historian, Mike Wallace observes that we are a people who think of ourselves as having shed the past but also avid tourists who are on a "heritage binge," flocking by the thousands to Ellis Island, Colonial Williamsburg, or the Vietnam Memorial...read more

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9781566394444 | Temple Univ Pr, May 1, 1996, cover price $69.95 | About this edition: This is a book about why history matters.

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9781566394451 | Temple Univ Pr, April 23, 1996, cover price $30.95 | About this edition: Shows how popularized historical images and narratives deeply influence Americans' understanding of their collective past.

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Product Description: Living History Reader is the first collection of seminal articles about conducting living history. Written by museum interpreters and enthusiasts, the articles are thought-provoking, readable, and collectively present a cross-section of the best writing about historical simulation...read more

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9780942063134 | Altamira Pr, October 1, 1995, cover price $38.00 | About this edition: Living History Reader is the first collection of seminal articles about conducting living history.

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Product Description: Book by Hall, Patricia

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9780910050852 | Altamira Pr, October 1, 1995, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: Book by Hall, Patricia

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Explores the extent to which historic tourist attractions represent the contributions of women and minorities

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9780571198627 | Faber & Faber, July 1, 1995, cover price $22.95 | About this edition: Explores the extent to which historic tourist attractions represent the contributions of women and minorities

Product Description: The underlying premise for this book is that historical organizations, including history departments, can no longer wait for their phones to ring or someone to knock on their doors. Therefore, the focus of this book is the attempts by history museums, historical societies, preservation groups, and academic history departments to create history outreach programs in order to better serve their constituents, students, communities, and nontraditional audiences...read more

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9780894645860 | Krieger Pub Co, December 1, 1994, cover price $34.50 | About this edition: The underlying premise for this book is that historical organizations, including history departments, can no longer wait for their phones to ring or someone to knock on their doors.

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Product Description: Fifteen scholars and museum staffers critically review American history museums. They note exhibit form and content, social and political contexts, and suggest improvements. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.
By Warren Leon and Roy Rosenzweig (editor)

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9780252014000 | Univ of Illinois Pr, June 1, 1989, cover price $34.95

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9780252060649 | Univ of Illinois Pr, October 1, 1989, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: Fifteen scholars and museum staffers critically review American history museums.

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