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Historic Preservation and Conservation

University of Pennsylvania

Interpretation

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Using Agriculture As An Interpretive Management Strategy At Grant Kohrs National Historic Site To Tie Together Historical Significance And Natural Resource Conservation, Garrett Richardson Jan 2017

Using Agriculture As An Interpretive Management Strategy At Grant Kohrs National Historic Site To Tie Together Historical Significance And Natural Resource Conservation, Garrett Richardson

Theses (Historic Preservation)

The core question being investigated within the scope of this thesis is how does Grant Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site tie use an interpretive management involving agriculture to tie together historic significance and natural resource conservation? In order to establish a firm knowledge of the site, a visit to the ranch that included site documentation, investigation, and interviewing of staff members was conducted in October 2016. The type of interpretation conveyed to visitors at GRKO is unique, but what makes GRKO really special is that visitors have unrestricted access to the entire site. This allows for the purest form of ...


Reimagining A Past Reality: Tactical Design Interventions For Historic Sites, Julia D. Griffith Jan 2016

Reimagining A Past Reality: Tactical Design Interventions For Historic Sites, Julia D. Griffith

Theses (Historic Preservation)

Interpretation is communication at its most basic essence. As a tool for historic sites and house museums, this focused and message-driven communication is both necessary and refined, and as unique as each particular site. For many the lost historic material, be it at the building or landscape scale, is vital to convey the type of physical experience which helps visitors make important connections. Reconstruction, especially to the NPS standard, is unfortunately both expensive and time consuming and the increased competition for grant funding has put it out of reach for most sites. This thesis examines the idea of applying a ...


Interpreting The Unresolved Legacy Of Trujillo At The 1955 Dominican World's Fair Site, Moira Bracken Nadal Jan 2013

Interpreting The Unresolved Legacy Of Trujillo At The 1955 Dominican World's Fair Site, Moira Bracken Nadal

Theses (Historic Preservation)

The decay and uses of the Center of the Heroes reflect larger implications of Trujillo's 31-year dictatorship, the first 25 of which were celebrated by the 1955 World’s Fair held there. By hosting a World’s Fair, the Dominican Republic provided a platform to advertise its signs of progress, real and projected, all the while framing them as direct results of Trujillo’s rule. The fairgrounds were later converted to use for government offices and then re-named as the Center of the Heroes of Constanza, Maimon and Estero Hondo in honor of those men who were killed for ...