An Open Letter to the National Park Service
Civil War Institute
This first of two closing sessions explored the current state of Civil War interpretation/preservation in the NPS, looking backward to cover the profound changes of the past few decades and forward to discuss strategies through which historians outside the NPS can assist the agency in its efforts to preserve and interpret the nation’s Civil War past for public audiences. Particular attention was paid to the Imperiled Promise report, the current budget situation, and the centrality of commemoration to the NPS mission.
Carmichael, Peter S.; Linenthal, Edward T.; Miles, Tiya; Hennessy, John; Latschar, John; and Whisnant, Anne Mitchell, "An Open Letter to the National Park Service" (2013). The Future of Civil War History. 10.