Historically, sites and objects have been designated as significant because they are associated with greatness in some way.

Fred E.H. Schroeder explores how associative sites are memorialized and presents the challenges with these pieces of history.

With the rise of social history, associative sites can prove even more frustrating because they are often seen as limited in scope.

Schroeder explains how to expand the associations of historic places and artifacts so that they are more relevant and meaningful to a larger public.

He provides numerous examples of artifacts and sites that have undergone this re-interpretation and become more relevant to contemporary audiences.

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