Place Matters: Site-Specific Interpretation

  • Saturday, October 5, 2019
  • 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
  • Boise Centre 120C


Rachel Reichert, Cultural Sites Manager, City of Boise, Department of Arts & History
Meggan Laxalt Mackey, Basque Cultural Studies Educator, Basque Museum and Cultural Center and Basque Block Representative
Mary Tyson, Director of Regional History, The Community Library
Robin Little Wing Sigo, Director of Research & Strategic Development, Suquamish Tribe


Dakota J Keene, Associate Principal, MITHUN; Janet Smoak, Director, Suquamish Museum and Cultural Center


  • Visitor Experience
Site-specific interpretation provides an authentic experience of place and creates a powerful lens into the legacy of an individual or cultural group. Providing visitors with a contextual experience is accomplished through methods tailored to each site's unique characteristics. This session explores this idea in detail through four locations: the Basque Block Museum and Cultural Center, James Castle House, Hemingway House and Preserve, and the Suquamish Cultural District.