Food for Thought: Museums & Historic Sites

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Today’s food for thought is an overheard comment at a recent professional meeting:

“I always thought I’d be at an historic site, but I’ve ended up working in museums instead.”

Do you think of historic sites as separate from museums? Should you? What are the benefits of parsing out the different types of historic organizations in this way? What are the drawbacks?