Cultural History of a Small Town: Safety Harbor’s First Settlers

I did two sites in Safety Harbor, that in my opinion were related, and they were just down the road from one another making a perfect little afternoon outing to learn the history and cultural heritage of the town. Safety Harbor Museum and Cultural Center 329 Bayshore Blvd Safety Harbor Fl, 34695   Philippe Park […]

Cultural Landsacpes – Zoos, Botanical Gardens, Landscapes, and Other Cultural Heritage Sites: A Review of The Literature

This week we again went over the Cultural Landscape Foundation and their efforts to preserve buildings, landscapes, parks, and other historic sites that are a part of our past and culture. The second site we reviewed was World Heritage Sites in the U.S.  I’d never realized that some of our national parks and state parks […]

Expanding Definitions and Understandings of Cultural Heritage: A Review of the Literature

For week six there was a long list of sites and articles with abstracts.  I won’t feature all of them, as I only had a chance to explore or read some of them in their entirety.  It was just a bit too much for one week. I went through the resources this week, and the […]

Florida History: A Review of the Literature

Last week of my class was not only the halfway mark, but focused on Florida history and local history.  We explored several sites and programs.  This is more of a review of the resources available to Floridians to learn about the history and culture of the state than it is a literature review, but I’m […]

The Future of Museums: A Review of the Literature

Week three focused on the future of museums.  There wasn’t much assigned to read.  Each student was instructed to select an article from a journal entitled Museums and Cultural Policy put out by Museum International to discuss.  We were also asked to explore the Center for the Future of Museums and to read an article […]

Gaming in Libraries

Gaming in libraries is a relatively new concept.  Gaming has become increasingly popular over the last 30 years since the introduction of Nintendo in the late ’80s.  While I never had a Nintendo, Sony’s Play Station, or  a Sega system growing up, I knew several who did.  Video games have become part of our culture, […]