Term Living History Museums
Code TA-5500.3000-400
Definition Programs that acquire, restore and open to the public as museums, collections of original buildings which illustrate the architecture and building forms of a particular geographic area and period while recreating the atmosphere and lifestyle of the era. Included are museum villages, colonial farms, interpretive farms, Native American villages, historical industrial centers and other similar settings.
Created 7/22/99
Changed 5/13/10
Use References Colonial Farms
Interpretive Farms
Museum Villages
See Also References Agricultural Museums (TA-5500.0300)
Historic Districts/Sites (PL-7600.3000-350)
Historic Landmark Preservation (TA-2800.3500)
External Classification Terms Arts Appreciation and Enjoyment (UW
Arts, Culture and Recreation (AIRS AR-100)
Arts, Culture and Recreation (CAN AR-100)
Museum (NTE A50)
Museums (NPC A07)
Related Concepts Organization/Facility Type
Facet Organization/Facility Type
Bibliographic References “Living History Museums: NJ to WI”, Family Travel website, Lanier Publishing International, http://www.familytravelguides.com/articles/museums/museums3.html

Muscoot Farm Park website, http://www.acorn-online.com/news/publish/100things/20462.shtml

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