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"[A] seminal book which may inspire yet another generation of park rangers." -- "Reflections"
FREEMAN TILDEN (1883-1980) was a pioneer in the field of cultural interpretation. A former journalist, playwright, and novelist, he began writing about America's national parks in the 1940s with the encouragement of the National Park Service director. This led to four books on visiting, learning, and teaching about national heritage sites, of which Interpreting Our Heritage remains the most influential.
This book is a nice BASIC introduction for those who know nothing about what interpretation is in relation to a museum. I found it very dry and outdated. Read morePublished on May 4 2004
Ok, so in parts you can definitely tell this book was written in the 50's. However most of it is still extremely valid, and extremely useful. Read morePublished on Jan. 25 2002 by Betty Warman