PreserveCast Ep. 49: The Anarchist’s Podcast on Historic House Museums

December 11, 2017

It may not come as a surprise that some historians and museum professionals are not always quick to adapt to change, but that’s only some of us. There are others out there, like today’s guest Frank Vagnone, who not only are capable of adapting, but thrive on inverting the status quo of museums and public history. Frank and I spoke about the book he co-authored, The Anarchist’s Guide to Historic House Museums, his position as the President and CEO of Old Salem, and examples of good ways for house museums to defy expectations. There's anarchy in the USA, the U.K., and beyond on this week's PreserveCast.

You can follow this link to check out Frank's work with Twisted Preservation and his blog: (https://twistedpreservation.com/)

And you can check out more about Old Salem here: (http://www.oldsalem.org/)

The music in the segment came from a 1994 recording of a Virginia Pow Wow, and included a traditional Eastern Woodlands and Iroqouis song/dance called Gadasjot.

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PreserveCast Ep. 48: Jim Lighthizer and the Civil War Trust

December 4, 2017

How are battlefields preserved? Why are battlefields preserved? What should we do with a battlefield site once it is protected? These are all important questions, and we are fortunate to be joined by someone who can possibly provide the answers. Jim Lighthizer is the President of the Civil War Trust and an expert in battlefield preservation. Join Nick as Jim shares insight into how he maintains momentum at the head of the nations leading Civil War Battlefield Preservation Organization on this week's PreserveCast.

You can find the website for the Civil War Trust here: (https://www.civilwar.org/)

 

This episode is part of focus series on the history of the Antietam Battlefield.

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