Famous Americans: A Directory Of Museums, Historic Sites, And Memorials by Victor J. DanilovFamous Americans: A Directory Of Museums, Historic Sites, And Memorials by Victor J. Danilov

Famous Americans: A Directory Of Museums, Historic Sites, And Memorials

byVictor J. Danilov

Hardcover | September 26, 2013

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People who are considered "famous" can be found in many different fields. This book describes 472 museums, historic sites, and memorials about 409 people in 26 categories: Actors Explorers PlaywrightsArchitects First Ladies PoetsArtists/Sculptors Frontiersmen PresidentsAthletes Journalists/Publishers Public Officials/ Author/Writers Medical Innovators Political FiguresAviators/Astronauts Military Figures Religious LeadersBusiness/Industrial/Financial Musicians/Singers/ Scientists/Engineers/Figures Composers InventorsEducators Outlaws Social ActivistsEntertainers Patriotic Figures SocialitesThey include such people as Clark Gable, Judy Garland, Georgia O'Keeffe, Norman Rockwell, Ernest Hemingway, Edgar Allan Poe, Sinclair Lewis, Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, Will Rogers, Daniel Boone, Buffalo Bill Cody, William Randolph Hearst, Douglas MacArthur, Robert E. Lee, Louis Armstrong, Elvis Presley, Betsy Ross, Carl Sandburg, Jesse James, Benjamin Franklin, Daniel Webster, Billy Graham, Martin Luther King, Jr., Jane Addams, Frederick Douglass, Doris Duke, Helen Keller, Wilbur and Orville Wright, and all the Presidents, including George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and Franklin D. Roosevelt. Among the sites of the museums and other tributes are such places as the Katharine Hepburn Museum, Thomas Hart Benton Home and Studio, Babe Ruth Museum, Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House, Mark Twain House and Museum, Charles A. Lindberg Historic Site, Lincoln Memorial, Morgan Library and Museum, Kit Carson Home and Museum, Clara Barton National Historic Site, Stonewall Jackson's Home, Marian Anderson Residence/Museum and Birthplace, Stephen Foster Memorial Museum, Tennessee Williams Birthplace/Home, Mount Vernon: George Washington's Estate and Gardens, Roger Williams National Memorial, Rachel Carson Homestead, Rosa Parks Library and Museum, and Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum. In addition to the chapters and directory, the book includes a geographical guide to the sites, selected bibliography, index, and 29 photographs.
Victor J. Danilov is the president emeritus and retired director of the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, founder and director of the Museum Management Program at the University of Colorado, and the author of 27 books (including 17 on museums).
Title:Famous Americans: A Directory Of Museums, Historic Sites, And MemorialsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:456 pages, 11.31 × 8.72 × 1.36 inPublished:September 26, 2013Publisher:Scarecrow PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0810891859

ISBN - 13:9780810891852

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Table of Contents

PrefaceOverviewDirectory of Museums, Historic Sites, and Memorials of the "Famous" Actors Architects Artists/Writers Athelets Authors/Sculptors Aviators/Astronauts Business/Industrial/Financial Figures Educators Entertainers Explorers First Ladies Frontiersmen Journalists/Publishers Medical Innovators Military Figures Musicians/Singers/Composers Outlaws Patriotic Figures Playwrights Poets Presidents Public Officials/Political Figures Religious Leaders Scientists/Engineers/Inventors Social Activists SocialitesGeographical Guide to "Famous" SitesSelected BibliographyIndex

Editorial Reviews

This 2013 directory of noteworthy American cultural sites does double duty as an encyclopedia containing brief descriptions of the lives and 'accomplishments of 409 'famous' people memorialized in museums, historic sites and memorials'. . . .The entries . . . are informative and provide useful context for each site. . . .The book provides a nice . . . road map of American history through the lives and legacies of the "famous". . . . In museums and historic sites, these American stories are curated in physical space, be it Brigham Young's house in St. George, Utah or Walt Disney's Carolwood Barn in LA, and these spaces provide a sort of interactive map of history. This compilation of these sites is enormously useful and certainly interesting.