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1. Exhibits and Interactive Displays: Museums, such as the Smithsonian National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C., offer a wealth of artifacts and displays that connect individuals directly to historically significant events and people. Exhibits can revolve around vital historical timelines, objects, narratives, or events that shaped history, such as civil rights movements or World War II events. These displays facilitate immersive learning experience, enabling greater understanding about the past (Smithsonian National Museum of American History, n.d.). Reference: Smithsonian National Museum of American History. (n.d.). Exhibitions. Retrieved from 2. Guided Tours and Talks: Expert-led tours and talks at the British Museum in London present a great learning opportunity about important historical events and periods, like Ancient Egypt or Roman Empire. More personalised understanding of a historical event can be acquired by listening to the detailed explanations, dialogues, and historical significance from expert guides (British Museum, n.d.). Reference: British Museum. (n.d.). Tours and talks. Retrieved from 3. Educational Workshops and Programs: The National WWII Museum in New Orleans offers unique educational programs where visitors, particularly students, can engage in hands-on workshops, role-playing, Q&A sessions with World War II veterans, which makes them understand the historical significance of World War II (The National WWII Museum, n.d.). Reference: The National WWII Museum. (n.d.). Educational Programs. Retrieved from 4. Virtual Tours and Online Exhibitions: Especially in the times of the pandemic, museums like the Louvre have started providing virtual tours, online exhibitions and digital resources which allow the visitors to explore and understand historical significance right from their home (Louvre Museum, n.d.). Reference: Louvre Museum. (n.d.). Online Tours. Retrieved from 5. Themed Events and Festivals: At Philadelphia's Museum of the American Revolution, they host themed events and festivals around specific historically significant events like the American Revolution, thus providing visitors with the chance to celebrate historical milestones and learn through immersion (Museum of the American Revolution, n.d.). Reference: Museum of the American Revolution. (n.d.). Events. Retrieved from

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March 15, 2024, 11:48 a.m.

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Published: Friday, March 15, 2024

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