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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Interpreting Our Heritage

Lastly, interpretation for children should not be a distillation of a presentation for adults, but rather a separate and distinct interpretive approach. Refresh and try again. Jan 19, George rated it liked it Shelves: A happy and provocative read in the midst of a busy semester.

Freeman Tilden was a pioneer yilden the field of natural and cultural interpretation. Feb 06, Sue rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Nothing in Excess Login to add to list.

Perhaps it was my newness to park interpretation but it just did heriage hold my interest. Contents Introduction to the Fourth Edition. Tilden’s prose does not make for easy reading, but his ideas have greatly enriched my understanding about what I am doing in my role as a NPS volunteer.


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State Library of NSW. By means of guided walks and talks, tours, exhibits, and signs, visitors experience these areas through a hheritage special kind of communication technique known as “interpretation. How to use the power of the past to connect with guests where they are at.

Are you unaware of the fact that most people often feel that they are traveling the wrong road, and bitterly conclude that it is too late to return to a distant fork? Contents Introduction to the Fourth Edition.

For me as a public history practitioner, it’s a positive and encouraging book that helps you think about the visitor first and learn how to give that visitor something of value. Not the be-all and end-all, but good! To include a comma in your tag, surround the tag with double quotes. Tilden was a pioneer in the field of interpretation. Be the first to ask a question about Interpreting Our Heritage.


Sep 06, Lis rated it liked it Shelves: Tilden worked for the National Park Service for many years and basically invented their interpretation e. Good if you like giving public tours. Open Preview See a Problem? It should aim at presenting a whole The first chapter of this book is essential reading for anyone interested or working in heritage interpretation.

View online Borrow Buy Freely available Show 0 more links The Storys the Thing. What cheerful, rapt faces! The basic book used by National Interpretation Assn as a teaching tool. Jan 18, Hannah Givens rated it really liked it Shelves: There are tips and tricks, and six “principles” of interpretation that I think should still be taught to public history students everywhere, but the main thing is this motivational “consider this aspect This led to four books on visiting, learning, and teaching about national and state parks and other heritage areas, of which Interpreting Our Heritage remains the most influential.