Staff have been really busy working on our new Interpretive Guide which will include a fantastic new layout. We are also going to include some great content on the 20th century perspective that was such a huge influence on the way they did the Reconstruction. Sometimes we forget that “History” is not made of unchanging facts and certainties. History is our PERSPECTIVE of what happened before!
While thinking about how we can talk about this evolution with visitors, I stumbled onto this amazing timeline by Colonial Williamsburg’s Costume Design Center, which celebrated their 75th anniversary last year! They have developed this website feature that goes through their program and the changes that have happened since they started in 1934.
It includes some fantastic images you can click to enlarge, and really highlights how our knowledge and accuracy has improved since we started interpreting historic sites like Pennsbury! Enjoy!