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Author Gordon, Tammy S., 1967-

Title Private history in public : exhibition and the settings of everyday life / Tammy S. Gordon
Published Lanham : AltaMira Press, [2010]
©2010
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 153 pages) : illustrations
Series American Association for State and Local History book series
American Association for State and Local History book series.
Contents Historical display, commerce, and community -- Toward a new typology of historical exhibition in the United States -- Community exhibition : history, identity, and dialogue -- Entrepreneurial exhibition : historical display and the small business tradition -- Vernacular exhibition and the business of history -- Local history, global economy : the functions of history exhibits in the settings of daily life
Summary In small community museums, truck stops, restaurants, bars, barbershops, schools, and churches, people create displays to tell the histories that matter to them. Much of this history is personal: family history, community history, history of a trade, or the history of something considered less than genteel. It is often history based on the historical record, but also based on feelings, beliefs, and memory. It is neglected history. Private History in Public is about those history exhibits that complicate the public/private dichotomy, exhibits that serve to explain communities, families, and i
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Historical museums -- Exhibitions.
Historical museums -- Social aspects -- Canada.
Historical museums -- Social aspects -- United States.
Public history -- Canada.
Public history -- United States.
Canada -- History, Local -- Philosophy.
United States -- History, Local -- Philosophy.
Genre/Form Exhibition catalogs.
Local history.
Exhibition catalogs.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2009031150
ISBN 0759119368 (electronic bk.)
9780759119369 (electronic bk.)