Class Year


Document Type

Blog Post

Publication Date

Summer 8-14-2017

Department 1

Civil War Institute


Freeman Tilden argues that the purpose of good interpretation is to inspire people to want to discover and learn for themselves in order to gain an understanding and appreciation for what they see. After having experienced the challenges of interpreting the battlefields at Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park, I agree that provocation is important to good interpretation.


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