Anarchist's Guide to Historic House Museums

Author: Franklin D Vagnone,Deborah E Ryan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315435047

Category: Social Science

Page: 262

View: 1985


In these days of an aging traditional audience, shrinking attendance, tightened budgets, increased competition, and exponential growth in new types of communication methods, America’s house museums need to take bold steps and expand their overall purpose beyond those of the traditional museum. They need not only to engage the communities surrounding them, but also to collaborate with visitors on the type and quality of experience they provide. This book is a groundbreaking manifesto that calls for the establishment of a more inclusive, visitor-centered paradigm based on the shared experience of human habitation. It draws inspiration from film, theater, public art, and urban design to transform historic house museums while providing a how-to guide for making historic house museums sustainable, through five primary themes: communicating with the surrounding community, engaging the community, re-imagining the visitor experience, celebrating the detritus of human habitation, and acknowledging the illusion of the shelter’s authenticity. Anarchist's Guide to Historic House Museums offers a wry, but informed, rule-breaking perspective from authors with years of experience and gives numerous vivid examples of both good and not-so-good practices from house museums in the U.S.

Reimagining Historic House Museums

New Approaches and Proven Solutions

Author: Kenneth C. Turino,Max van Balgooy

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442272996

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 8991


Creating tours, school programs, and other interpretive activities at historic house museums are among the most effective ways to engage the public in the history of their community and yet many organizations fail to achieve their potential. This guide describes the essential elements of successful interpretation: content, audience, and methods.

Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature

Author: Anna Lorraine Guthrie,Bertha Tannehill,Neltje Marie Tannehill Shimer

Publisher: N.A


Category: Periodicals

Page: N.A

View: 2184


An author subject index to selected general interest periodicals of reference value in libraries.

Chicago Haymarket Affair, The: A Guide to a Labor Rights Milestone

Author: Joseph Anthony Rulli

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1467135747

Category: History

Page: 125

View: 9682


On May 4, 1886, a bomb exploded during a labor demonstration near Haymarket Square. The ensuing gunfire and chaos brought a grisly end to what began as peaceful support for an eight-hour workday and led to the trial and execution of rally organizers. The incident also drew irrevocable attention to a conversation about workers" rights and the role of law enforcement that continues today. In this guide to the key moments and sites of one of Chicago's most confusing and chaotic events, author Joseph Anthony Rulli aims to establish a clearer understanding of its historical significance.

The history highway

a guide to Internet resources

Author: Dennis A. Trinkle

Publisher: M E Sharpe Inc


Category: Computers

Page: 249

View: 1440


The History Highway provides a roadmap to the burgeoning number of history sites that have sprung up along the information superhighway. Presented in a straight-forward, non-technical language, this handy reference begins with a brief, general introduction to the Internet and an explanation of the software and hardware needed to gain access to it. The balance of the book contains an extensive listing and description of individual sites, organized and presented within familiar historical categories: by period (ancient, medieval, etc.), by geographical region (Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, etc.), and by sub-field (history of science and technology, military history, religious history, etc.). The History Highway also includes separate sections listing site sources for maps, electronic texts, discussion groups, newsgroups, journals, organizations, and library/archives, plus an annotated list of suggested further readings and comprehensive glossary of terms.Each site entry contains its title, Internet address and a brief description of what can be found at the site. The authors have made a careful effort to list sites (well over 1000) that are of the highest quality and provide the most useful information. Meticulously indexed, the book is a valuable tool for researchers, history instructors, students and history buffs. As an added benefit, The History Highway authors maintain their own Internet site for updating and additions.