Conversations at the Washington Library is a bi-weekly podcast about early American history and the people who teach it.

Where History Has Never Gone Before: Historical Narrative in the Age of New Media

In this episode, Mount Vernon President & CEO Doug Bradburn sits down with the Senior Vice President of Visitor Engagement Rob Shenk to discuss the challenges and opportunities of public history in the age of New Media, focusing on Mount Vernon's newly renovated Revolutionary War Theater.

Robert Shenk is the Senior Vice President of Visitor Engagement at George Washington’s Mount Vernon, spearheading the organization’s integration of marketing, new media, and guest experience departments. Prior to Mount Vernon, Shenk was the Director of Internet Strategy & Development for Civil War Trust, the leading non-profit (501c3) focused on the preservation of American Civil War battlefields and in supporting Civil War educational efforts.

Douglas M. Bradburn is the President and C.E.O. of George Washington's Mount Vernon and author of the Citizenship Revolution: Politics and the Creation of the American Union.

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