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Labor of Love: Expanding the Role of Interpreter at Pamplin Historical Park
By Meagan Baco · December 4, 2011 · No comments
The primary objective of an interpreter at a historical site is to forge a connection...
History has always been written by the conquerors and rewritten by those in power. This is clearly shown across our landscape, with monuments and markers that demean or demonize Native Americans, ignore or tell half-truths about minorities and women and make heroes out of Confederate soldiers turned Ku Klux Klan leaders. All of this is addressed in James W. Loewen’s book, Lies Across America: What Our Historic Sites Get Wrong. This book is both a humorous and disturbing take on what our nation’s landscape remembers and honors.