Civil War Talk Radio: May 27, 2005

by Brett Schulte on May 27, 2005 · 0 comments

Air Date: 052705
Subject: Thomas F. Schwartz: Behind the Scenes at the Lincoln
Presidential Museum
Site: Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum
Guest: Thomas F. Schwartz

Summary: Dr. Thomas F. Schwartz, Illinois State Historian, describes the creation of the new Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum in Springfield, Illinois.

Brett’s Summary: Tom Schwartz discusses the ideas and execution behind the Lincoln Presidential Museum in Springfield, Illinois. The museum has its detractors, including Professor John Y. Simon of Southern Illinois University – Carbondale, who calls the figures there “rubber Lincolns”. Gerry allows Tom to rebut some of Professor Simon’s claims.  The hour ends with Dr. Schwartz covering some of the ways in which historians and exhibit creators had to work together to produce exhibits which were historically accurate yet interesting to a general audience.  I think it speaks poorly of society as a whole that a general audience cannot be interested in historically correct presentations, but that’s just me. 😉 This was an interesting hour and definitely worth a listen to anyone who is planning a trip to the museum any time in the near future.

Civil War Talk Radio airs most Fridays at 12 PM Pacific on World Talk Radio Studio A. Host Gerry Prokopowicz, the History Chair at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina, interviews a guest each week and discusses their interest in the Civil War. Most interviews center around a book or books if the guest is an author. Other guests over the years have included public Historians such as park rangers and museum curators,wargamers, bloggers, and even a member of an American Civil War Round Table located in London, England.

In this series of blog entries, I will be posting air dates, subjects, and guests, and if I have time, I’ll provide a brief summary of the program. You can find all of the past episodes I’ve entered into the blog by clicking on the Civil War Talk Radio category. Each program should appear either on or near the date it was first broadcast.

Check out Brett’s list of the Top 10 Civil War Blogs!

Read many Civil War Book Reviews here at TOCWOC – A Civil War Blog!

Check out Brett’s Civil War Books!

Did you enjoy this blog entry?  Please consider using the ShareThis feature below to spread the word and Subscribe to TOCWOC’s RSS feed today!

{ 0 comments… add one now }

Leave a Comment

Previous post:

Next post: