Who Interprets History?
In this episode, Dr. Joseph Stoltz sits down with Jeremy Ray, Manager of History Interpretation at George Washington's Mount Vernon.
Jeremy Ray is the Manager of History Interpretation at George Washington’s Mount Vernon. Over the course of 11 years, he has served in every position involving Guest Experience, from front line interpretation, training, supervising, administration, and management roles. As a graduate of Virginia Tech, he believes strongly in applying their motto of Ut Prosim (That I may Serve) to the delivery of accurate and engaging History to the public.
Joseph Stoltz is a historian and the Deputy Director of Leadership Programs at the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington at Mount Vernon. He is also the author of A Bloodless Victory: The Battle of New Orleans in History and Memory.
President Eisenhower's visit to Mount Vernon that was referenced in this episode can be seen in the video above, beginning at 8:51. This footage is provided courtesy of the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association.