Category Archives: Interpretive issues

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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Museum of The Bible Opens

Recently, the Museum of the Bible opened its doors in Washington D.C. Many who have visited it have said that the museum have called it “peaceful and serene”. However, it has also been criticized for only displaying some (but not … 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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Monuments as Part of The National Conversation

Coming from New York, it once felt like the discussion over monuments was “distant” for me, primarily because the discussion was over confederate statues, and since no Civil War battles were fought on Long Island, it just wasn’t something my … Continue reading

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Can a White Supremacist Be Pacifist? What do I Do? 

So, I never expected to be confronted with my own “Confederate Monument” so-to-speak in the context of the American Peace Society but I did, and it blew my mind. I suspected there would be western exceptionalism but I never expected … Continue reading

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