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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Whether the challenge is to make a prehistoric site come to life; to heritagd the 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.

This work is the original instruction book and statement of purpose for museum education as a unique activity. Skip to content Skip to search.

If one is able to get past this discrepancy, the book is very helpful in developing an interpretation guides’ style and intellect. Summary “Every year millions of Americans visit national parks and monuments, state and municipal parks, battlefields. Freeman Tilden’s Later Interpretive Writings Mar 19, Erin rated it really liked it Shelves: It seemed to me that in his writing he was guilty of the very thing he was saying okr should not be.

Interpretation is an interdisciplinary art that is teachable.

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Sep 06, Lis rated it liked it Shelves: I know I go to the National Parks to experience something interpretinv or revisit something I was inspired by, and I make it a point to try and visit at least interreting a year fun fact I have been to the Grand Canyon five times. Great to get back to the basics of museum interpretation. Feb 06, Sue rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Knowing that I should read it for it’s alleged insight and historical value I picked it up again last week.


How to use the power of the past to connect with guests where they are at. University of Queensland Library. A former journalist, playwright, and novelist, he began writing about America’s national parks in the s with the encouragement of National Park Service director Newton Drury.

This expanded and revised anniversary edition includes not only Tilden’s classic work but also an entirely new selection of accompanying photographs, five additional essays by Tilden on the art and craft of interpretation, a new foreword by former National Park Service director Russell Dickenson, and an introduction by R. We shall see whether its initial read supports the basic class?

Open to the public Freeman TildenR. Notes Includes bibliographical references and index. Common terms and phrases adults areas battlefield birds Bruce Craig called campfire Center Chapter Colonial Williamsburg consider Courtesy of National Crater Lake intsrpreting Emerson environmental essay experience fact feel Freeman Tilden give Grand Canyon happy amateur Harpers Ferry historic house human humor idea ideal imagination important inscription inspiration inter interest Interpreting Our Heritage John Merriam Lake Manly Leigh Lake living look matter means merely mind Mission 66 Monument mountain museum National Park Service National Inyerpreting System national park units natural beauty naturalist never objects participation perhaps picture prehistoric preservation preter principles provocation Ralph Waldo Emerson ranger rocks seen sense slides story talks tell terpretation thing Thoreau thought tion tional Park told trees trip true truth understand visi visitor whole Wirth wonder word writing wrote.

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This book’s instructions interpretijg pointers demonstrate why NPS is as effective as it is. 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. Separate different tags with a comma. One of the most outstanding resources on interpretation ever published! Freeman Tilden was a pioneer in the field of natural and cultural interpretation. Nov 30, Rick Long heritge it really liked it. My library Help Advanced Book Search.


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Interpreting Our Heritage

I am so glad THAT is over with. These online bookshops told us they have this item: These 6 locations in New South Wales: Moore Ross Kingston Dowling Limited preview – An excellent guide for park rangers who are often asked questions by visitors, and how to answer them in ways that make the visitors see the history and natural history of the park. At the final page all I could say was “Whew! Aug 20, Martha rated it it was amazing Shelves: Jan 19, George rated it liked it Shelves: The basic book used by National Interpretation Assn as interreting teaching tool.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. An excellent guide for park rangers who are often asked questions heritzge visitors, and how to answer them in ways that make the visitors see the history and natural history of the park.

Selected pages Title Page. I totally recommend this 50th anniversary edition of Tilden’s classic, first published in We were unable to find this edition in any bookshop we are able to search. Principles of Interpretation 2. Jan 24, Staci rated it it was amazing. The first chapter of this book is essential reading for anyone interested or working in heritage interpretation. The following chapters are enjoyable to read and offer a deeper insight into Tilden’s interpretive philosophy.

A must for all beginners in any form of museum site or even for the starting teacher.