Civil War Era Studies
Last week, my folks were in town from Ohio visiting me and doing the 'tourist thing' in our nation's capitol. On one of their days in town, I met them after work at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History (NMAH). We saw the Great Garrison Flag and the gunboat Philadelphia. My mom saw the First Ladies' dresses while my father and I went to the military exhibit instead (we're not much for fancy dresses). And although they were tired, and by this time had had their fill of history, I convinced them to let me drag them along to see two of the Smithsonian's interpretive programs. [excerpt]
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Dinkelaker, Jacob, "30 Minutes with John Brown at the Smithsonian" (2011). Interpreting the Civil War: Connecting the Civil War to the American Public. 177.