Civil War Era Studies
Continuing my review and discussion that I started last week of the NMAH's historical theater programs, this week, I want to talk about the other program I attended on my most recent visit down to the mall: the Join the Student Sit-Ins program. Long story short, Join the Student Sit-Ins is another great interpretive offering from the Smithsonian Museum of American History. The program thrives on visitor involvement and reflection. It's engaging, historically deep, emotional, and probing for answers, ultimately asking more questions than finding answers. [excerpt]
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Dinkelaker, Jacob, "Standing Up by Sitting Down: Join the Student Sit-Ins at the Smithsonian" (2011). Interpreting the Civil War: Connecting the Civil War to the American Public. 175.