Bringing History To Life: Documenting Artifacts
William G. McGowan Theater
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 2:00 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.
In a four-part presentation, researcher John Emond illustrates the importance of documenting artifacts so their history is preserved—not lost. The presentation shows how well-documented objects/artifacts help us to find and understand the broader historical context of when these objects were in use.
- History Lost: Interesting items with tantalizing aspects showing age, but their stories are gone forever because of missing details.
- History Preserved: Artifacts where details are well-documented, thus helping to provide the broader historical context.
- National Archives as a Repository of History: How historical information held at the National Archives weaves our shared stories together.
- Oral History: Compelling personal oral story examples provide first-hand accounts of moments in history—what are your family’s?
All events listed in the calendar are free unless noted.