Tag Archive: Living History

Finding Jamestown

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Did you know there are two Jamestowns to visit? It is a bit disconcerting when you follow the Colonial Parkway and come to signs pointing in two directions. We went straight, toward Historic… Continue reading

Malacca and the World in 1511

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The wide reach of history weighs on me since my visit to Malacca last month when one date in particular┬ásparked my curiosity: 1511. The ruins of a Portuguese fort in that UNESCO World… Continue reading

Living History: Bunratty Castle & Folk Park

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I have just returned from a wonderful trip to Ireland with the Texas Master Chorale. We sang in lovely venues and visited many beautiful natural and manmade sites. Though the series on living… Continue reading

Living History: Funk Heritage Center Preserving the Past for the Future, Part I

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In a beautiful corner of northwest Cherokee County, Georgia lies Waleska, a village that boasts one traffic light and the United Methodist associated Reinhardt University. I could write volumes about what the college… Continue reading

Living History: Connecting with Heritage, Part II

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Some people are fortunate to grow up in a community and/or family where heritage is fixed and known to all. Others know little about their ancestors or have only vague information whence they… Continue reading

Living History: Connecting to Heritage, Part I

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In a recent post, I posed a question that is central to this series: why is living history important? My initial answer dealt with the need to communicate the facts and concepts of… Continue reading

Living History: What Is It & Why Is It Important?

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Today, I am introducing a new series on History Imagined that surely gets to the heart of this blog and historical fiction in general, the desire to make the past come alive. While… Continue reading