The Jackson Clubs dark
In 1842, this was the location of the Jackson
Club, a club, for Men Only! This was the place where the elite of Jackson came
to do business, visit, and talk about the news of the times. And becoming a member was not easy you had
to be somebody important!
Mike Sommerville was somebody! Arriving in Jackson in 1843, he quickly developed
a reputation as a powerful businessman, and was invited to become a member of the Jackson Club. Mike
served two terms as club president, and even helped increase the membership of this Mens
only organization. A proud member for 25
years, it wasnt until Mikes death in 1869 that it was discovered that
Mike was really
Michelle Yep! A Woman!
Your next stop on the tour is just one block down this street on the
right, a large white home, number 321. It
looks like an ordinary home, but theres an extraordinary story buried in the garden. Ill meet you there with a shovel.
There are many kinds of
- Technical Interpretive Writing for text
books and published articles as well as interpretive master plans and related materials.
- Interpretive Training Manuals and
- Public Interpretive Writing for museum
label copy, outdoor interpretive panels, self-guiding booklets, audio tour narration's and
related interpretive media.
what makes the writing interpretive?
In general here are
the main rules we go by:
- The copy should
be based on Tilden's interpretive principles. That means the text should Provoke the
readers attention, Relate to the everyday lives of the reader, and have Revelation or
Reveal the main point of the text.
writing should be objective based, especially if we are writing copy for museum exhibits
or outdoor interpretive panels. We need to know the Learning, Behavioral, and
Emotional Objectives the copy needs to help accomplish, along with any graphics or other
writing, especially for "public interpretation", such as museum labels, outdoor
panels, self-guiding booklets, etc. should be EVALUATED and Pre-Tested
with the visitors to make sure that the visitors understand the copy, vocabulary, etc. as
well as the original writer did. Interpretive writing is only good if the visitors
think it is.
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