Imperiled Promise: Public History and Shared Authority at New York’s NPS Sites
Henry A.Wallace Visitor Center, FDR Presidential Library and Museum, Hyde Park, NY
9 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks: Sarah Olson, Superintendent, Roosevelt-Vanderbilt-Van Buren National Historic Sites
Chair: Patricia West McKay, Martin Van Buren National Historic Site
Christine Arato, Chief Historian, NPS Northeast Region
Renee Barnes, National Parks of New York Harbor
Vivien Rose, Women’s Right sNational Historical Park
Justin Monetti, Martin Van Buren National Historic Site
Marla Miller, Department of History, University of Massachusetts—Amherst, and co-author, “Imperiled Promise: The State of History in the National Park Service”
This public program addresses issues raised in Imperiled Promise, the Organization of American Historians report that critically examines the ways in which the National Park Service presents history to the public. Panelists will focus particular attention on the issue of “shared authority” at New York’s NPS sites.
For those who cannot attend in person, a live webcast will be available at http://www.totalwebcasting.com/view/?func=VOFF&id=twclient&date=2014-06-12&seq=1.
This program is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the Home of FDR National Historic Site, the FDR Presidential Library & Museum, and the Center for Applied Historical Research.
Following the workshop from Noon-1:00 .p.m. at the Henry A.Wallace Visitor Center
A Conversation with Ken Burns
Hear acclaimed filmmaker Ken Burns talk about his new seven-part documentary, “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History.” The film weaves together the stories of Theodore, Franklin, and Eleanor Roosevelt in a single narrative and is scheduled for release on PBS in the fall of 2014.
This presentation is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the FDR Presidential Library & Museum and the Home of FDR National Historic Site.
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