History and Heritage Made Accessible: The Lee County, Virginia Story

Mize, Martha Grace (2017) History and Heritage Made Accessible: The Lee County, Virginia Story. Undergraduate thesis, under the direction of Maureen Meyers from Sociology and Anthropology, The University of Mississippi.

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Abstract

This thesis creates a digital space to preserve the heritage of Lee County, Virginia through community input of stories, values, and beliefs, loosely based on the concept of an eco-museum as described by Corsane, Davis, and Murtas (2009). The virtual museum space includes a history of Lee County, Virginia, and the community’s heritage ideals, as identified through local interviews, research, and stories. The results of the research created www.theleecountystory.com, a community-based website centered on heritage preservation that incorporates regional values identified through ethnographic research and educational information from local organizations and the University of Mississippi. The digital community space includes community input, local archaeology, and regional organizations, and acts to connect academics, community members, area groups, and government entities through a virtual platform. The creation of www.theleecountystory.com is meant to highlight the importance of academic work engages and incorporates the communities in which research occurs.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Creators: Mize, Martha Grace
Student's Degree Program(s): B.A. in Anthropology
Thesis Advisor: Maureen Meyers
Thesis Advisor's Department: Sociology and Anthropology
Institution: The University of Mississippi
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General)
E History America > E151 United States (General)
F History United States, Canada, Latin America > F001 United States local history
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Depositing User: Martha Grace Mize
Date Deposited: 12 May 2017 18:47
Last Modified: 12 May 2017 18:47
URI: http://thesis.honors.olemiss.edu/id/eprint/924

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