Category: historic interpretation

The Problem With “It sounds better…” 6

The Problem With “It sounds better…”

“It sounds better coming from an African American.” I keep hearing this statement in reference to who should tell visitors the story of slavery at sites that do not do first person interpretation. Let...

“All of Us Would Walk Together” 1

“All of Us Would Walk Together”

I have had just about the best experience working with the sites in St. Mary’s County, Maryland. Most of my work has been with Historic St. Mary’s City, but what I have done absolutely...

Guest Blogger: Dontavius Williams 0

Guest Blogger: Dontavius Williams

Initially, when asked to do a blog post for Nicole, I was shocked that she would want to hear from someone who is so “green” in the world of interpreters.  After the initial the...

South Carolina heads up 0

South Carolina heads up

I am very much a play the background and watch things happen kind of person, so I am very happy to see this introduction pan out into what I’m sure will be a wonderful...

Visiting the Revolutionary City 2

Visiting the Revolutionary City

So a few weeks ago I finally had the chance to visit Colonial Williamsburg…about 23 years after my last visit. I loved it then as a child, but remembered “pottery” more than anything, and...

My Life as a Slave: The Kitty Wilson Evans Story 2

My Life as a Slave: The Kitty Wilson Evans Story

Hey guys, 2012 is apparently the year that I start asking folks for money to fund projects I feel strongly about huh? Well, this next project is incredibly important to me because it’s about...

Interpretive Programs this weekend! 0

Interpretive Programs this weekend!

Hey everybody!! I hope that folks enjoyed their mid-week holiday, I know I did. I saw a few headlines that raised eyebrows and caused a squawk about who really gets to enjoy the holiday....

Much Ado About a Title 2

Much Ado About a Title

Advertising is meant to catch your eye and grab your attention. So imagine when Hampton National Historic Site decided to have it’s monthly Black History program titled “Slave For A Day”. The goal of...

Reflections from City Point 5

Reflections from City Point

I am a timid person by nature–I like to play the background and do careful, thought provoking and amazing work while back there. However I realize with a business model, this doesn’t serve well,...

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