I guess a woman — an Asian woman — with no accompanying male — isn’t the usual demographic for visitors to WWII living history camps. I got the feeling that I’d only be rarer if I’d been a Yeti. Or under 40. Because everyone I spoke with at the National Park Service sponsored World War II Weekend at the Eisenhower National Historic Site in Gettysburg eventually got around to the question, “Why are you here?”
I was there because I’m interested in history. Because I don’t know as much as I should about 20th century history and particularly about WWII history. Because I write a heritage tourism blog and I try to cover a wide range of history topics.
They scrunched up their faces and shook their heads. “No…that’s not it….”