John Latschar has accepted a position as the next president of the Gettysburg Foundation after 14 years with the NPS. During that time he has overseen major changes to the battlefield, including the demolition of the national tower and landscape rehabilitation. His most important project was the planning and completion of a new state-of-the-art visitor [...]
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Most of you have no doubt had a chance to read Pete Jorgensen’s incoherent ramble of a review of the new Visitor Center at Gettysburg, which was posted on Eric Wittenberg’s blog. I highly recommend that you check out John Latschar’s response. I look forward to seeing and judging it for myself.
No one has done more to advance the cause of historical interpretation of America’s Civil War battlefields than Dwight Pitcaithley. I’ve heard him speak passionately about the importance of bringing the latest scholarship to bear on the way the National Park Service situates military analysis within the broader context of slavery and race and why [...]