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Experiencing America's Past

A Travel Guide to Museum Villages

Denise M. Bostdorff

Published: Oct 1 1994






OA Ebook



The inclusion of this book in the Open Carolina collection is made possible by the generous funding of

A time-travel touring guide

With the revised edition of their popular guidebook, Gerald and Patricia Gutek invite history buffs of all ages to journey back in time. Experiencing America's Past directs readers to historic outdoor museums that offer opportunities to see, taste, and feel America's heritage. From New Mexico's El Rancho de las Golondrinas to New Hampshire's Canterbury Shaker Village, the Guteks have scouted forty-three outstanding living history villages, and their easy-to-use guide provides detailed information about visiting and enjoying each one.

In addition to current admission rates, hours, facilities, and nearby accomdations, Experiencing America's Past describes the vintage architecture, antique furnishings, original artifacts, costumed guides, working craftspeople, and historic gardens featured in the villages. The volume also offers a historical overview of each site, an assessment of its suitability for children, and information about interesting side trips.

Whether you yearn for a simpler time or an out-of-the-ordinary vacation, Experiencing America's Past is the ideal travel companion for making the most of America's museum villages.

Gerald Gutek is professor of education and history and former dean of education at Loyola University Chicago, and Patricia Gutek is a travel writer. Together they have written four travel guides. When not on the road, the Guteks make their home in a suburb of Chicago.

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