Tag: living history

Free workshop to focus on living history

From H-NJ: The New Jersey Living History Advisory Council invites members of non-profit historical organizations interested in living history, to attend a FREE one day workshop on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at Monmouth Battlefield State Park in Manalapan, NJ. The workshop’s theme, “Touched

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Thoughts on Thanksgiving

Did you know that turkeys have a field vision of about 270 degrees, or that they fly between 50-55 miles per hour? Aristotle Thanksgiving is one of the many websites that can give you an edge with your Thanksgiving knowledge

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Don’t Be Hatin’

Hate. It ends up encompassing a spectrum of negative feelings; from annoyance (like when my cat Diderot upsets the kitchen trash for the upteenth time) to the mind-altering ire that fuels people to maim and kill. The word has become a

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Public Humanities Across the U.S.

Last month the federal/state partnership staff of the National Endowment for the Humanities posted a piece titled “56 Ways to do the Public Humanities.” The post chronicles recent projects carried out by the fifty-six 501(c)(3) nonprofit state and jurisdictional humanities

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What a strange power there is in clothing. ~Isaac Bashevis Singer

The month of September was a blur. Here in the north-central part of Maryland, we were consumed by Civil War Sesquicentennial events.  There were all manner of activities and commemorations relating to the actions 150 years ago leading up to

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The Care and Feeding of Living History Practitioners

Some colleagues and I were talking the other day about things they don’t teach you in museum studies/public history class. There’s a lot. The topic that day was living history practioners. I prefer to use this term which I believe

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