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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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Tracey, Jonathan, "Revisiting Fredericksburg: Using Provocation to Explore New Questions" (2017). The Gettysburg Compiler: On the Front Lines of History. 213.