July 14, 2024

Mackintosh Shares Fredericksburg Reflections on ‘Town Talk’

Associate Professor of History and American Studies Will Mackintosh

Associate Professor of History and American Studies and at-large member of Fredericksburg City Council was interviewed on WFVA Radio’s Town Talk with Ted Schubel. On the show, Mackintosh talks about his first few months on council, the budget, growth and life in Fredericksburg. “I had to learn a lot of local history, but I love that,” he said. The ability to see the local history in a broader national context is what my professional training is about,” said Will Mackintosh. Listen to the interview.

Mackintosh Presents Panel Highlighting FAM Exhibit

Professor of History Will Mackintosh

Associate Professor of History and American Studies Will Mackintosh

Associate Professor of History and American Studies Will Mackintosh, also a member of Fredericksburg City Council, held a panel discussion on Baron Von Steuben on March 6. The discussion was previewed by the Fredericksburg Free Press in an article titled “New FAM exhibit to give a general impression of Lafayette’s celebrity.” Read more.

New FAM exhibit to give a general impression of Lafayette’s celebrity (Fredericksburg Free Press)

New Dominion Podcast – Will Mackintosh on Density and Fredericksburg’s Historical Character (FXBG Advance)

Mackintosh Wins Seat on Fredericksburg City Council

Professor of History Will Mackintosh

Professor of History Will Mackintosh

Professor of History Will Mackintosh was mentioned in an article titled “In Fredericksburg, Mackintosh, Holmes win Seats on City Council; McFadden, Bailey Earn School Board Seats,” which ran in The Free Lance-Star. “Fredericksburg voters Tuesday said hello to two soon-to-be new City Council members and goodbye to a longtime incumbent. Will Mackintosh, 45, and Jannan Holmes, 56, were elected to the two open at-large seats on the council,” the article stated. “Mackintosh, the chairman of the city’s Economic Development Authority and a professional historian, had 4,275 votes as of Wednesday’s unofficial tally.” Read more.

Mackintosh to Deliver Lecture on Gilded Age Holidays

Associate Professor of History Will Mackintosh

Associate Professor of History Will Mackintosh

Associate Professor of History Will Mackintosh will be among presenters in the Preservation Society’s six-part lecture series, “The Gilded Age Years: Transforming America.” Americans in the Gilded Age vacationed in a growing number of northeastern summer playgrounds, from the Adirondacks to Coney Island, from Martha’s Vineyard to the Catskills, and from Saratoga to Newport. Mackintosh will explore the many and diverse summer holidays of the American Gilded Age during his lecture, “The Many Playgrounds of an Industrial Age,” on Thursday, May 4, at 6 p.m. in The Breakers Great Hall in Newport, Rhode Island, and via Zoom. Read more at What’s Up News and The Newport Buzz.

Preservation Society to host six-part lecture series, ‘The Gilded Age Years: Transforming America’ (What’s Up News; The Newport Buzz)

Mackintosh Appointed to Fredericksburg Area Museum Board

Associate Professor of History Will Mackintosh

Associate Professor of History Will Mackintosh

Will Mackintosh, associate professor in the Department of History and American Studies, has been appointed to the Fredericksburg Area Museum Board of Directors. His focuses include early American history, cultural and intellectual history, and the history of travel and tourism.

Mackintosh’s ‘With Good Reason’ Episode, ‘Talkin’ Hurricanes,’ Re-Airs

Associate Professor of History and American Studies Will Mackintosh was interviewed on With Good Reason, which airs Sundays at 2 p.m. on Fredericksburg’s Radio IQ 88.3 Digital and at various times throughout the week on stations across Virginia and the United States. Check the website for show times.

In an episode entitled “Talkin’ Hurricanes,” which re-aired the week of August 6, Dr. Mackintosh, the author of the book Selling the Sights: The Invention of the Tourist in American Culture, discusses how in the early 19th century, Americans began to journey away from home–not for work or migration, but simply for the sake of traveling. It gave rise to a new cultural phenomenon: the tourist. Listen here.

Tourism Industry (WHRV 89.5; WAMU-FM Radio)