Civil War Era Studies
I am an exacting judge of interpretive product. I realize this. My boss and I have had a few discussions about how both of our standards, sometimes, might be just a bit too high.
I still am not convinced that pure and utter excellence is not too much to ask for on every interpretive program. All too often, though, I don't find it.
When I do see amazing moments, it thrills me. I get outrageously excited. Through my entire experience as a visitor at the sesquicentennial celebration at Gettysburg, two programs stand out as verging on that sort of gleaming excellence. [excerpt]
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Rudy, John M. "Finding The Good: An Emotional Anniversary." Interpreting the Civil War: Connecting the Civil War to the American Public (July 23, 2013).