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Fielding Freed

Director of Historic House Museums
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What We Can Learn from Woodrow Wilson, World War I and the Great Influenza

By: Fielding Freed, Director of Historic House Museums

As a museum curator, working from home is difficult because I am responsible for hundreds of objects exhibited and stored throughout four historic house museums. In keeping with our mandate for social distancing, I recently moved my office into the Woodrow Wilson Family Home and Museum of Reconstruction where I...

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True Love at the Robert Mills House

By: Fielding Freed, Director of Historic House Museums

I was a newspaper photographer when I was a much younger man. During the late 1990s, as that field began to shrink, I went back to graduate school then on to work in the museum field. I’m still a shutterbug though, and I still shoot good old fashioned negative film...

Jim Russell WWI Bugler

The 11th Hour, of the 11th Day, of the 11th Month

By: Fielding Freed, Director of Historic House Museums

And, oh my, we had to pass the wounded. And some of them were on stretchers going back to the dressing stations, and some of them were lying around, moaning and twitching. And the dead were all along the road. — Alvin York, United States Army, Medal of Honor Anniversaries...

HP Turns 200

HP's Newest Installation

By: Fielding Freed, Director of Historic House Museums

Good things come to those who wait. That’s a great saying, if in the end you do indeed get what you waited for. The forthcoming installation of an historically correct floor covering in the entry hall of the Hampton-Preston Mansion is eighteen years in the making for HC’s Director of...