This week there’s a little something for everyone when Al Zambone talks with Bob Beatty of the American Association for Local and State History. They were supposed to talk about Local History. But they spend a lot of time talking about place, a preoccupation at Historically Thinking, and a lot of other things besides. It’s a podcast that careens and weaves and bobs, and hits the median a couple of times as it drives down its forty or so minutes of highway. We hope you enjoy it, and we hope to have Bob back some time to talk about Local History, if Zambone promises to control himself in the future.
Note that because of the constant talking over each other, the audio quality isn’t all that could be desired. Moreover, in the course of the conversation they refer to A Lot of historic sites. We’re not sure that we’ve include all that were mentioned, and we’ll be including more after we give another listen to the podcast. If you want to make sure the list is inclusive, leave a comment here, or on the Historically Thinking group on Facebook. In fact, why not mention your favorite local historical site on our Facebook group? It can be the beginning of a Historically Thinking Approved List of Historic Places.
For Further Investigation
Carol Kammen and Boby Beatty, Zen and the Art of Local History.
David E. Kyvig and Myron A. Marty, Nearby History: Exploring the Past Around You (3rd edition).
Tammy S. Gordon, Private History in Public: Exhibition and Settings of Everyday Life.
Berkley W. Duck III, Twilight at Conner Prairie: The Creation, Betrayal and Rescue of a Museum.
Carol Kammen and Amy H. Wilson, Encyclopedia of Local History (2nd Edition)
The Virginia Historical Society
The Strong–National Museum of Play
Cliveden–a historic home in the Philadelphia neighborhood of Germantown