Inspired by the upcoming NPS centennial, which President Obama discussed in his most recent weekly address, I have spent parts of this summer posting about my visits to mid-western memorials, parks, and sites run by the NPS from central Ohio to eastern Missouri through a blog I named the National Park History Tour. Of course, one need not travel outside the Mid-Atlantic to learn about the past from the NPS, in fact one can cover over a century of American history in a weekend in Maryland and Pennsylvania.
George Washington related public history has long been a cottage industry in the United States, from his birthplace in Virginia to the cities in which he stayed during the Revolution such as Valley Forge and Morristown, where I recently spent a day taking in the eighteenth century living history weekend displays of apple pressing and hops harvesting. …
The event will take place September 23, 2015.
While the New York/New Jersey metropolitan region is well known for its overpopulation, sprawl and congestion, the region remarkably […]