Category Archives: heritage

Shared Authority: Lowell and Avondale Estates

Reflecting on our experience over the past semester sharing authority with the interpretation of historical resources in Avondale Estates, I found many parallels in our reading, “The Lowell Experiment,” by Cathy Stanton.  Working at the Morgan Center, Stanton found that … Continue reading

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Southern Comfort Levels

This was an interesting reading.  The challenges that Richmond faced during the postindustrial era and efforts of the healing process from the Civil War and Jim Crow.  Just as some southerners had issues with the placement of the Lincoln statue … Continue reading

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Beyond Preservation – Avondale Estates Considered

In this week’s discussion about Avondale Estates, I could not help but think about this past week’s reading in context to our project. First and foremost is the consideration of the author who asserts that these types of programs applies … Continue reading

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Dekalb County resolution to remove Decatur monument I found this article with an update on the Confederate Monument in Decatur. It looks like Dekalb County approved a resolution to have it removed. This seems like a complicated case of who physically “owns” history, whether it’s the … Continue reading

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History of the South with a capital S

Inspired by William Fitzhugh Brundage’s examination of public memory and identity construction within the South (with a capital S!) in The Southern Past: Power and the Production of History, I conducted my site visit analysis at the Margaret Mitchell House … Continue reading

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Today in the monument wars:

SF Arts Commission votes to remove statue over depiction of Native Americans – October 2, 2017 – The San Francisco Examiner Source: SF Arts Commission votes to remove statue over depiction of Native Americans – by bcn_sfex – October 2, … Continue reading

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In an Era of Strife, Museums Collect History as It Happens – The New York Times

Apropos of tonight’s discussion of museums…

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