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The Transparent Box The National Park Service and Public History

Anne Mitchell Whisnant

Presented at the University of West Georgia

January 29, 2019

NPS work since 1991
National Park Service LEGO Vignettes Facebook page, Jan. 6, 2019
Blue Ridge Parkway visitor center, Asheville, NC
Wildacres Tunnel, Blue Ridge Parkway, 1957 (NC State Archives)
Brinegar Cabin, Blue Ridge Parkway, 2008 (Whisnant)
Brinegar Cabin, Blue Ridge Parkway, 2008 (Whisnant)
Cool Spring Baptist Church, Blue Ridge Parkway, 2007 (Whisnant)
Caudill Cabin, Blue Ridge Parkway, probably 1940s (NPS)
Caudill Cabin, Blue Ridge Parkway, 1947 (NPS)
Sign for Caudill Cabin, Blue Ridge Parkway, 1947 (NPS)
Mabry Mill, Blue Ridge Parkway, 1953 (NPS)
Mabry Mill, Blue Ridge Parkway, 1937 (NPS)
Mabry Mill, Blue Ridge Parkway, 2014 (M. Swiatlowski)
Johnson/Bryant Farm, Peaks of Otter, VA, 1920s (NPS)
Johnson Farm, Peaks of Otter, Blue Ridge Parkway, 1970 (NPS)
Johnson Farm, Peaks of Otter, Blue Ridge Parkway, 1971 (NPS)
Johnson Farm, Peaks of Otter, Blue Ridge Parkway, 1973 (NPS)
Johnson Farm after restoration, Peaks of Otter, Blue Ridge Parkway, 1973 (NPS)
Johnson Farm, Peaks of Otter, Blue Ridge Parkway, 2002 (Whisnant)
Cape Lookout Lighthouse, Cape Lookout National Seashore, 2007 (Whisnant)
Junk Cars at Cape Lookout Lighthouse, ca 1960s (NPS)
"Symbolic Cabin," Abraham Lincoln Birthplace, 2018 (Whisnant)
Memorial building, Abraham Lincoln Birthplace, 2018 (Whisnant photo)
Lincoln Birthplace, 2018 (Whisnant)
Exhibits, Abraham Lincoln Birthplace, 2018 (Whisnant)
Exhibits, DeSoto National Memorial, 2006 (Whisnant)
1957 DeSoto Landing Ceremony (NPS)
1969 DeSoto Landing Ceremony (NPS)
Exhibits, Shenandoah, 2008 (Whisnant)
Abandoned black picnic area, Doughton Park, Blue Ridge Parkway, 2008 (Whisnant)
Abandoned black picnic area, Doughton Park, Blue Ridge Parkway, 2008 (Whisnant)
Muted histories, Carl Sandburg Home NHS