Whose history is it anyway?

“Museum historians hope this section prods guests to consider their own place in history and their power to change it. They also hope it prepares visitors

“Museum historians hope this section prods guests to consider their own place in history and their power to change it. They also hope it prepares visitors to explore how everyday folks from the past answered the same questions. The exhibit clearly announces Missouri Historical Society president Robert Archibald’s philosophy of public history — one that starts with current problems like the environment, transportation or education and then works backwards presenting examples of how our predecessors addressed such issues. But does ‘Seeking St. Louis’ provide a thoughtful and complete picture of the past? Many critics of the exhibit say no.” Note: This story will be routed to postnet.com’s pay archives after a week and this link will be broken.


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Date:
November 23, 2016
Author:
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