Monthly Archives: October 2013

A Museum for Today, a Museum for Tomorrow

“Never Again,” Dachau Concentration Camp. Photo by author.   I went to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum for the first time this past summer. I wandered the exhibits for the better part of three and a half hours, and … Continue reading

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The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum: More Questions Than Answers

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. has seen a lot of controversy since the idea to build it was conceived.  Some people question the decision to have a Holocaust museum in the United States (as opposed to … Continue reading

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Remove the Ropes!

Historic house museums are dying. They don’t suffer from decreasing visitation; they suffer from having no visitation. Why? Well, Frank Vagnone, the Executive Director of the Historic House Trust of New York City says that currently, “as a genre, historic … Continue reading

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Innovative Programs are the Key to Successful Historic Houses

Most historic houses throughout the United States still rely upon the traditional model of filling rooms with furniture from a particular time period, but this strong devotion to furnishings is likely to make the history less engaging to many visitors. … Continue reading

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