|Will Baird, Manager, Fort Henry, St. Lawrence Parks Commission|
Ontario Visited interview Mr. Will Baird, Manager of
St. Lawrence Parks continues … Fort Henry
Controversy … Historians, artifacts, accuracy …
Mr. Will Baird, Manager of
Henry - St. Lawrence Parks Commission, talked to me today about one of my favorite topics …
authenticity, accuracy and the controversy that may occur between true
historians and re-enactors, re-enactments. I have had the privilege of
interviewing re-enactors, history teachers, Ministers
of Heritage and Official Languages, Historians and more. Today, Mr.
Baird gave me a very enlightening view. Will tells us that the
proper portrayal of facts is of utmost importance and should not be
misinterpreted. This can happen easily, he tells me. While portraying traditions
you can get caught up in the delivery of the message. The message, however,
needs to be transferred effectively.
Mr. Baird goes on to say … that it not necessarily how the message is passed on, but, that it is passed on! Will states … people can get caught up a lot in their efforts to be 100% accurate. He himself states that this happens to him. He says that there can be cohesiveness’ between the reality of interpretation and true history enthusiasts.
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