I’ve been keeping track of recent reviews of the new Gettysburg Visitor Center in both newspapers and on websites. At some point soon I am going to write up an essay that situates the current debate over battlefield interpretation within a broader analysis of how Gettysburg has been interpreted over the past fifty years. It [...]
When the GNMP and Gettysburg Foundation announced plans to hold a public forum to discuss the proposed entrance fee I was skeptical. I anticipated a meeting that would do little more than give certain interest groups a chance to voice frustrations that have been building over time and which would fail to address the financial [...]
Just out of curiosity, but can anyone identify the person[s] responsible for the Save the Electric Map of Gettysburg site? They recently moved to a WordPress site. The latter site includes some commentary on the controversy surrounding both the movie and the decision to charge an entrance fee.
I appreciate all of the comments that have been sent in re: the new Visitor Center at Gettysburg. The major point of disagreement seems to be over the proper scope of interpretation, whether it should be confined to the battlefield or whether it should place the battle within a broader historical context. My view comes [...]