Thumb Shirley P. Low highlights the possibilities for interpretation when attendance to historic sites was growing in the 1960s.

She explains the importance of lively interpreters in providing a unique experience for visitors. Low outlines the qualifications of a good interpreter, from physical appearance to professional attitude.

Training interpreters and developing an engaging script is essential for good interpretation and Low outlines research techniques for script writers.

She also explains what good interpretation entails, such as historical accuracy, answering questions, and making dates meaningful.

Low’s primer on how to manage groups and handle incidents that could occur, such as illness and accidental injuries, will help interpreters keep a cool head in any situation.

Technical Leaflet #32 (1965)

The information in this Technical Leaflet has been updated in more recent publications. It has been indexed for historical purposes.