For fifty years, Freeman Tilden’s Interpreting Our Heritage has been an For anyone interested in our natural and historic heritage–park. Interpreting Our Heritage: Principles and Practices for Visitor Services in Parks, Museums, and Historic Places. Front Cover. Freeman Tilden. University of North . For anyone interested in our natural and historic heritage-park volunteers and amateurs”-Interpreting Our Heritageand Tilden’s later interpretive writings.

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It is both stimulating and informative in advocating for the preservation and conservation of national parks, and each chapter manages to present a different and compelling reason as to why we should do so.

Interpreting Our Heritage

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. It is theoretical, but in a very friendly, conversational way, and it’s a short book, so I think the interested public could also get a lot out of it too provided they recognize it’s sixty years old.

Introduction to the Fourth Edition. This expanded and revised anniversary edition hritage not only Tilden’s classic work but also an entirely new selection of accompanying photographs as well as five additional essays by Tilden on the art and craft of interpretation.

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From his anecdotes to his experiences, Tilden relates to the reader that national parks are part of America’s cultural heritage and identity, and they are vital to our national welfare, not to mention our spiritual and mental wellbeing.

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To view it, click here. Set up My libraries How do I set up “My libraries”? Not exactly a complete training guide, and definitely not a “fun read” if you’re not interested in the subject, but very helpful if you are.

Freeman Tilden was a pioneer in the field of natural and cultural interpretation. Anyone interested in cultural interpretation.

Interpreting our heritage Freeman Tilden Snippet view – Two Concord Men in a Boat Has the tenets of what park interpretation should be like. Paperbackpages.

inherpreting Whether the challenge is to make a prehistoric site come to life; to explain tilven geological basis behind a particular rock formation; to touch the hearts and minds of visitors to battlefields, historic homes, and sites; or to teach a child about the wonders of the natural world, Tilden’s book, with its explanation of the famed “six principles” of interpretation, provides a guiding hand.

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Edith Cowan University Library. Every museum professional and park enthusiast should pick up this book at some point in their lives. Jan 18, Hannah Givens rated it really liked it Shelves: I now understand why National Park Service people regard Tilden as a kind of demigod. University of South Australia Library.

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This work is the original instruction book and statement of purpose for museum education as a unique activity. I enjoyed reading and still enjoy rereading parts of this book.

Interpreting Our Heritage by Freeman Tilden

This book’s instructions and pointers demonstrate why NPS is as effective as it is. Every year millions of Americans visit national parks and monuments, state and municipal parks, battlefield areas, historic houses, and museums.

The Mystery interprering Beauty If one is able to get past this discrepancy, the book is very helpful in developing an interpretation guides’ style and intellect.

Bruce Craig that puts Tilden’s writings into perspective for present and future generations. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Freeman TildenR. This is a classic that anyone who wants to do any type of interpretive work in a museum, national park, or any other related organization should read. These 2 locations in Queensland: