The Interpretive Possibilities of Pickett’s Charge
Civil War Institute
This field experience, jointly led by a National Park Service historian/interpreter and a history professor, explored different approaches to creating new interpretive experiences on the field of Pickett’s Charge. Drawing on different models, leaders and participants explored the strengths and limitations of an increased focus on on-the-spot dialogue with visitors, strategies for “reading” a commemorative landscape in partnership with visitors, and the possibilities and pitfalls of inviting discussion of contemporary issues.
Hartwig, Scott and Carmichael, Peter S., "The Interpretive Possibilities of Pickett’s Charge" (2013). The Future of Civil War History. 9.