On this episode of Museum Chat Live!, your hosts Sara and Abbey explore how stories that are not based in historical evidence make their way into collective historical narratives, why fiction sometimes spurs from historical fact, and how folklore, myths, and legends can be addressed and interpreted to museum audiences.
Given that it is Black History Month at the time of this episode’s release, we’ll apply these considerations to the folklore surrounding the Underground Railroad, where St. Catharines played a prominent role, and how the St. Catharines Museum is working to address fact versus fiction in interpreting broader Black History narratives through our exhibitions and programming.
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Interesting!!! striking a balance ; not easy; but necessary: Thought provoking chat; thanks