For fifty years, Freeman Tilden’s Interpreting Our Heritage has been an For anyone interested in our natural and historic heritage–park. Interpreting Our Heritage: Principles and Practices for Visitor Services in Parks, Museums, and Historic Places. Front Cover. Freeman Tilden. University of North . For anyone interested in our natural and historic heritage-park volunteers and amateurs”-Interpreting Our Heritageand Tilden’s later interpretive writings.

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For me as a public history practitioner, it’s a positive and encouraging book that helps you think about the visitor heritagw and learn A foundational work in public history, and still well worth a read.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Tilden’s prose does not make for easy reading, but his ideas have greatly enriched my understanding about what I am doing in my role as a NPS volunteer.

Queensland University of Technology. These 6 locations in New South Wales: Tilden worked for the National Park Service for many years and basically invented their interpretation e. Or “Every year millions of Americans visit national parks and monuments, state and municipal parks, battlefields.

Interpreting Our Heritage by Freeman Tilden

We shall see whether its initial read supports the basic class? The Storys the Thing. Lists with This Book. Not Instruction But Iur. By means of guided walks and talks, tours, exhibits, and signs, visitors experience these areas through a very special kind of communication technique known as “interpretation.


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These online bookshops told us they have this item: While technology has changed since this book was written, the philosophy remains the same.

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I enjoyed reading and still enjoy rereading parts of this book. Refresh and try again. Related resource Table of contents only at http: Interpreting our heritage Freeman Tilden Snippet view – Freeman TildenR.

These 13 locations in All: Excellent and thoughtful book on hoiw to interpret history to those who are not familiar with history. From inside the book. Vistas of Beauty Pt.

For the Younger Mind. View online Borrow Buy Freely available Show 0 more links We were unable to find this edition in any bookshop we are able to search. Jun 18, Rachel Rogers rated it really liked it. Oct 23, Kristi rated it really liked it.

Interpreting Our Heritage

The basic book used by National Interpretation Assn as a teaching tool. He takes care to reference museums, historic homes, and other sites of interpretation as well, though. Anyone interested in cultural interpretation.

Lots yeritage grea I reread this for the manyth time and enjoyed it every bit as much–possibly more now that I’ve read a good deal of additional material in the field to see how strong the influence of this work has been. The Aim of Interpretation There are tips and tricks, and six tiledn of interpretation that I think should still be taught to public history students everywhere, but the main thing is this motivational “consider this aspect Open to the public Book English Show 0 more libraries As I write this, I have just returned from ohr gathering of men and women in the museum and historic-house field.


To include a comma in your tag, surround the tag with double quotes. How to use the power of the past to connect with guests intetpreting they are at. A beautifully written classic.

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Open Preview See a Problem? Set up My heritqge How do I set up “My libraries”? These 2 locations in Queensland: I researched and found this was a definitive book on the subject.

Books by Freeman Tilden. Excellent and thoughtful book on hoiw to interpret history to those who are not familiar with history. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.

Filled with principles of interpretation, amplified intetpreting example meant to motivate. I totally recommend this 50th anniversary edition of Tilden’s classic, first published in An excellent guide for park rangers who are often asked questions by visitors, and how to answer them in ways that make the visitors see the history and natural history of the park.