Working provocation into existing interpretation

In my last post I passed along some high-concept (for small Civil War sites) programming suggestions for ways to create dialog at museums and historic sites surrounding Civil War memory and the Confederate flag. All of those ideas require time, money, and planning, and are rather, anyhow, out of the ordinary for most sites. But what… More Working provocation into existing interpretation

Letter to the Department of Cultural Resources on the Confederate flag

Below is a copy of a letter I sent to Secretary of Cultural Resources Susan Kluttz and Deputy Secretary Kevin Cherry. This version includes links. See below for a disclaimer that I did not include. I am not privy to the most recent conversations within DCR regarding this issue, so I’d be glad for correction… More Letter to the Department of Cultural Resources on the Confederate flag

throat clearing

Thinking of cranking this thing back up, so I have updated the theme. Everything below this post I composed over a year ago–so historicize those, please. And it looks like all my links were lost with the theme change.

Teaching Dew

A few days ago Kevin Levin asked about ways to teach secession beyond the Charles Dew formula. At least that’s what I thought he was getting at. I considered it quite a bit and prepared some comments, but went back and read Kevin’s post more closely and found that he appeared to be baiting his… More Teaching Dew