Interpreting Painful Histories: Historic Fort Snelling and Beyond, Amy Tyson, Apr 28, 2014
Interpreting Painful Histories:
Historic Fort Snelling and Beyond
Amy Tyson, History, DePaul University
Richard Josey, Manager of Programs for Historic Sites, Minnesota Historical Society
John Crippen, Director of Historic Sites and Museums, Minnesota Historical Society
In The Wages of History, Amy Tyson draws on seven years of working as an interpreter at Fort Snelling to create a case study of the complex relationship between today’s heritage workers and the pasts they are seeking to recreate and interpret. In this panel discussion on interpretation at Historic Fort Snelling, she will be joined by Minnesota Historical Society staff members John Crippen and Richard Josey. They will provide insights into historic site interpretation and management in the past, present, and future, focusing on the challenges of interpreting painful or difficult histories. The panel will address this work in relation to Historic Fort Snelling, other Minnesota Historical Society sites, and elsewhere, including Colonial Williamsburg.
This event was sponsored by the IAS Heritage Collaborative and the Minnesota Historical Society/University of Minnesota Heritage Partnership. Free and open to the public. This event occurred April 28, 2014, from 3:30-5:00pm in 125 Nolte Center.