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Concord’s Wayside: Home of What?

By Olivia Ortman '19 This post is part of a series featuring behind-the-scenes dispatches from our Pohanka Interns on the front lines of history this summer as interpreters, archivists, and preservationists. See here for the introduction to the series.  This summer, I have had the ...
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Choosing Your Battles: Provoking the Public at Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park

By Abby Currier '17 This post is part of a series featuring behind-the-scenes dispatches from our Pohanka Interns on the front lines of history this summer as interpreters, archivists, and preservationists. See here for the introduction to the series.  During training to be an intern ...
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Making the Most of Interpretative Tours at Fredericksburg and Spotslyvania National Military Park

By Julia Deros '17 This post is part of a series featuring behind-the-scenes dispatches from our Pohanka Interns on the front lines of history this summer as interpreters, archivists, and preservationists. See here for the introduction to the series.  Freeman Tilden argues that the purpose ...
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A Different Sort of Park: Interpreting POW Experiences at Andersonville National Historic Site

By Andy Knight '19 This post is part of a series featuring behind-the-scenes dispatches from our Pohanka Interns on the front lines of history this summer as interpreters, archivists, and preservationists. See here for the introduction to the series.  Unlike many other historic sites, Andersonville ...
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Interpreting the Life and Times of Maggie Walker

By Lucy Marks '19 This post is part of a series featuring behind-the-scenes dispatches from our Pohanka Interns on the front lines of history this summer as interpreters, archivists, and preservationists. See here for the introduction to the series.  As a part of my orientation ...
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