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Open Access Thesis
"Changing the Conversation: Diversity at Living History Museums" explores the lack of diversity among costumed historians at living history sites. Using Old Sturbridge Village in Massachusetts as a case study, this paper traces the history of diversity among costumed staff and the interpretation at the site. I suggest solutions and ideas for interpretative planning to increase the representation of minority perspectives into the historical narrative of the site and include more ethnic and racial diversity among the employed costumed staff.
Lerch, S. M.(2016). Changing The Conversation: Diversity At Living History Museums. (Master's thesis). Retrieved from https://scholarcommons.sc.edu/etd/3468