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Book – Old Clothes: But All I Wanted to Do Was Wear Old Clothes and Go Back to the Past

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Pawling shares his observations and advice about everything from designing a living history persona to his successful use of this provocative teaching technique in the classroom, to the role of research in helping you to learn about your own genealogical past. This volume succinctly captures the perspectives that Richard Pawling has gained from over thirty-five years of experience in the interpretive profession.

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Old Clothes: But All I Wanted to Do Was Wear Old Clothes and Go Back to the Past is an indispensable guide to the often misunderstood field of living history. It presents the actuality that there is a great deal more involved in this discipline than merely “wearing old clothes and going back to the past.” This volume succinctly captures the perspectives that Richard Pawling has gained from over thirty-five years of experience in the interpretive profession (in county, state and national parks and as entrepreneur and owner of Rich Pawling’s History Alive!SM). Here, Pawling shares his observations and advice about everything from designing a living history persona to his successful use of this provocative teaching technique in the college classroom, to the role of research in helping you to learn about your own genealogical past. Though written for a broad audience, this book should be of particular interest to those employed as an interpretive park ranger or a naturalist, a museum or tour guide, or those who volunteer as a military reenactor or as a docent at a park, museum or historic site. Old Clothes presents the important lessons Pawling has learned along the way, the most important of which is that “life is a journey and understanding our past plays an important role in helping us to continue to learn not only about life in general, but more importantly, about ourselves.”

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