BROWSE RESOURCES ABOUT ‘Parks And Sites’

  • Building Histories of the National Mall: A Guide to Creating a Digital Public History Project is a free comprehensive digital guide that details each phase of creating the award-winning website, Histories of the National Mall.  Building Histories belongs to the long tradition of knowledge sharing at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media that […]

  • Too often, written interpretive manuals are merely compilations of facts—if these manuals exist at all.  Drawing from best practice in the field of interpretation—along with techniques borrowed from exhibition development, material culture studies, and even Walt Disney Imagineering—this Technical Leaflet describes strategies for focusing and organizing a written manual that will help to ensure meaningful […]

  • From 1986 until his death in 2009, Brian O’Neill served as General Superintendent of Golden Gate National Parks. His work with the Park Service emphasized the importance of sharing responsibility for our natural heritage and empowering the next generation of environmental stewards. O’Neill’s twenty-one partnership success factors offer concrete rules for establishing and maintaining fruitful […]

  • LISTEN: Interested in bringing more traffic to your digital collections? Want to participate with other great presidential sites and libraries to reach more people? Come and hear about Connecting Presidential Collections, a website that provides users one place to search across presidential resources. In this general session from the 2014 Presidential Sites and Libraries Conference, […]

  • Before 1966, historic places in the United States were being lost at a rapid rate, and little thought was given by businesses, state and local governments, or the federal government itself to the importance of the three-dimensional heritage of communities to their identify and quality of Life. The National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 and […]

  • The Economic Contribution of Museums in Minnesota is a study commissioned by the Minnesota Association of Museums with funding from  the University of Minnesota’s Tourism Center Carlson Travel, Tourism, and Hospitality Chair. The study provides insight into one state’s vibrant museum community as well as ways others might measure and/or benchmark their own state’s (or region’s) economic impact. […]

  • For over two decades scholars, educators, and visitors have been asking, “Why don’t we hear more about women’s stories at National Park sites Where are the women’s stories in the National Park Service?” On December 10 and 11, 2012, through a partnership of the National Park Service and the National Collaborative for Women’s History Sites (NCWHS), more than fifty women and men […]

  • Several years ago, the National Collaborative for Women‘s History Sites (NCWHS), in partnership with the National Park Service Northeast Region, asked historic sites to nominate themselves as Best Practice Sites — those that exemplify ways to best preserve and interpret the past of half the human race: women and girls. We received numerous nominations and […]

  • Difficult histories include the recollections of trauma, oppression, and violence. The challenge for museum workers to develop ethical representations of difficult histories is finding an equitable equation for combining the three conceptual components: Faces, Real content, and Narratives. When combined, these three components are the building blocks for developing ethical representations of difficult histories. A […]

  • This 2008 Tech Talk by Aaron Novodvorsky and Ellen Miller is the second part of two discussing historical markers for 24/7 access to interpretation of place.