Humanizing the War of 1812: Telling the Untold Stories along the Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
A Workshop for Museum, Park and Historic Site Interpreters and Tourism Professionals
When: Monday April 8, 2013
9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Where: Harford County Community College, Bel Air, Maryland 21015
Description: Author Alan Taylor (The Civil War of 1812) will open this day-long workshop with remarks reflecting his recent research into the role of African-Americans during the War of 1812. Then, following a brief living history program, participants will engage in a discussion about using costumed interpretation to express the perspectives of African-American women. Three afternoon break-out discussions, led by field experts and professionals, at the College’s historic Hays-Heighe House will focus on:
• Using Research to Uncover the Untold Stories of the War of 1812
• Humanizing History: Making Your Interpretive Programs Engaging
• Making History Relevant to Youth: Involving Schools and Students in Research, Writing, and Product Development
You can download the agenda here.
Registration: Space is limited; cost is $20, which covers lunch and all materials. Complete and submit a registration form, indicating your preference for two of the three afternoon break-out discussions. Checks should be made out to Maryland Association of History Museums, c/o Rod Cofield, Historic London Town and Gardens, 839 Londontown Road, Edgewater, MD 21037.
For more information:
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Sponsors: This workshop is last in a 3-part series sponsored by the National Park Service in cooperation with Maryland Historical Trust and host venues including Harford County Community College.