The Life & Opinions of Taylor Stoermer

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The quality of @brooksbrothers endures: a Civil War, Union infantry officer’s coat in the @huguenotstreet collections. (at Historic Huguenot Street)

The quality of @brooksbrothers endures: a Civil War, Union infantry officer’s coat in the @huguenotstreet collections. (at Historic Huguenot Street)

The result of having seen #DeadPoetsSociety one too many times, methinks. #thepowerfulplaygoeson #waltwhitman #publichistory #history #glam #museums (at Historic Huguenot Street)

The result of having seen #DeadPoetsSociety one too many times, methinks. #thepowerfulplaygoeson #waltwhitman #publichistory #history #glam #museums (at Historic Huguenot Street)

Here’s looking at you, kid. The gravestone of Louis Bevier in the cemetery of one of the oldest churches in Ulster County, NY.  A Huguenot legatee in the midst of Dutch descendants, Louis died in September 1772, the subject of a British king. (at Marbletown, NY)

Here’s looking at you, kid. The gravestone of Louis Bevier in the cemetery of one of the oldest churches in Ulster County, NY. A Huguenot legatee in the midst of Dutch descendants, Louis died in September 1772, the subject of a British king. (at Marbletown, NY)

18th-century Bevier house. Home to the Ulster County Historical Society, in Marbletown, NY. #hrv #museums  (at Marbletown, NY)

18th-century Bevier house. Home to the Ulster County Historical Society, in Marbletown, NY. #hrv #museums (at Marbletown, NY)

Hanging in my new office: A charming painting of Historic Huguenot Street, ca1978. (at Historic Huguenot Street)

Hanging in my new office: A charming painting of Historic Huguenot Street, ca1978. (at Historic Huguenot Street)

Such a useful book for novice and experienced history writers alike, I bought a copy for every one of my students a few years ago.

Such a useful book for novice and experienced history writers alike, I bought a copy for every one of my students a few years ago.

George Washington, the Comte de Grasse, and I having an informal (and kind of quiet) confab as I bid farewell to Yorktown. (at Riverwalk Landing)

George Washington, the Comte de Grasse, and I having an informal (and kind of quiet) confab as I bid farewell to Yorktown. (at Riverwalk Landing)

17th-century London street? Only sort of. It’s the museum at Jamestown Settlement’s attempt to create an immersive experience when challenged by a weak artifact collection (IMHO—lots of period stuff does not equal a coherent collection) but buoyed by imagination and solid history. It works to frame the guest experience, so when they get to the recreated Indian and English villages, they have a context for interaction. Lots to learn about public history practice here. (at Jamestown Settlement)

17th-century London street? Only sort of. It’s the museum at Jamestown Settlement’s attempt to create an immersive experience when challenged by a weak artifact collection (IMHO—lots of period stuff does not equal a coherent collection) but buoyed by imagination and solid history. It works to frame the guest experience, so when they get to the recreated Indian and English villages, they have a context for interaction. Lots to learn about public history practice here. (at Jamestown Settlement)

No, doesn’t look a whole lot like Christmas @colonialwmsburg but the Randolph ducks seem just fine in the rain in front of Providence Hall.    (at Providence hall)

No, doesn’t look a whole lot like Christmas @colonialwmsburg but the Randolph ducks seem just fine in the rain in front of Providence Hall. (at Providence hall)