Welcome, and just what are we doing here?

Blogs evolve, and so we are taking a bit of a new bent with what was formerly known as Fredericksburg Remembered.

This blog has evolved into a hybrid of public history and Fredericksburg regional history blog, where Noel and I (John Hennessy) have shared the cool and interesting things we’ve discovered beyond the realm of local Civil War history.   We’ll continue to offer up some occasional commentary on interpretation and public history, and we’ll continue to reflect on local non-Civil War sites and stories of national significance in the Fredericksburg region. But we are expanding to take a look at issues, stories, and sites related to the battlefields at Manassas (and perhaps some places in between). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome.

Dutifully, we must point out that all expressions here are unofficial and are not intended to represent the views of the management of the various organizations whose staff may contribute.  We are simply trying to engage viewers in what we think are some pretty interesting conversations and debates about matters of history, memory, and interpretation.

Responses

  1. Hello Fredericksburg Remembered,
    Sorry to pop this in a comment, but I couldn’t find an email address.

    This message is from a group of history educators in Pennsylvania who have developed a Civil War project that is in the process of raising a modest amount of money to build prototypes for gathering additional partners.
    Our project, the Civil War Augmented Reality Project, is intended to enhance the experiences of visitors to Civil War sites. It is also intended to increase attendance and revenue for historic sites by offering both “high” and “low” tech experiences to best reach the majority of the population.
    We feel that our project is fulfilling a need that educators, park workers, technology enthusiasts, and Civil War enthusiasts have discussed in the past: How can historic sites both raise public interest in their institutions though technology, and not alienate the non-technical history fans?
    We have worked hard on the answer, and are interested in promoting our creative solutions.
    We would like to make clear that the project is not intended solely for Pennsylvania. It is our hope that the project will expand to other venues, as we feel that we have the ability to use our ideas to enhance the experiences of all Americans at historic sites.

    If you have a chance, please check out our blog:
    http://acwarproject.wordpress.com/

    And our fun, Civil-War flavored funding campaign on Kickstarter:
    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jmummert/the-civil-war-augmented-reality-project

    If you think that our project has merit, we would be delighted if you could help spread the word, and mention it in your blog.

    Here are a few other links of interest regarding our project:

    A recent newspaper article:
    http://www.ydr.com/ci_15435690

    Other recent blog posts:
    http://electricarchaeologist.wordpress.com/2010/07/06/civil-war-augmented-reality-project/
    http://www.yorkblog.com/yorktownsquare/2010/07/linked-in-with-neat-york-count-48.html

    Our Facebook page:
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Civil-War-Augmented-Reality-Project/126003620773256

    Our Twitter account page:
    http://twitter.com/ACWAR_Project

    Thanks very much for considering us!

    The Civil War Augmented Reality Project
    Jeff Mummert- Hershey High School and York College of Pennsylvania
    Art Titzel- Hershey Middle School
    Jay Vasellas- Red Lion Area High School and York College of Pennsylvania

  2. I have enjoyed your findings!

  3. Enjoying your blogs. Thanks for the great, informative pieces.

    Mike


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