Carol Kammen comments on the nature of living history and outdoor museums.

She says that the number of visitors to these sites is declining and perhaps the administration should consider site location and the type of interpretation presented there.

Kammen notes that often times living history sites are a pristine presentation of what life was like in the past. And while this may make for a peaceful visit, it does not accurately represent some of the most important aspects of daily life.

Kammen suggests going into the cracks and corners of a historic site to tell stories that humanize the people that lived there in the past.

This would invest visitors into the history of people who lived there, instead of only marveling over physical objects such as furniture or machinery.