Class Year

2019

Document Type

Blog Post

Publication Date

8-28-2017

Department

Civil War Institute

Abstract

To Freeman Tilden, provocation was an essential ingredient to effective interpretation, and I tend to agree with that idea. Both my walking tour at the Fredericksburg Battlefield Visitor Center and the interpretive exhibits at Chatham Manor utilize provocation in different forms, with different challenges and opportunities. Overall, the atmosphere of Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park is one that supports and encourages provocative thinking by visitors.

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This blog post originally appeared in The Gettysburg Compiler and was created by students at Gettysburg College.

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