Master of Arts (M.A.)
This thesis explores the extent to which three North Carolina museums, the North Carolina Museum of History, the Cape Fear Museum, and the Maritime Museum at Southport, represent the state’s history of naval stores. Being a crucial part of North Carolina’s past that is frequently ignored in the formal education system, naval stores should be highlighted in museum exhibits about the state’s history and heritage. A critical analysis of these exhibits shows how these representations form a significant part of civic engagement and suggests improvements that would enhance the education of audiences about the importance of naval stores to the historical development of the state.
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Bailey, Catherine Widin, "Making History Stick: Representations of Naval Stores in North Carolina Museums" (2017). Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects. Paper 1499450051.