It is such a simple idea. Buy a large flat screen TV and DVD. Plug it in. Place it in all of your historic house museum fireplaces, press “PLAY” on your fire dvd AND I promise you the space will come alive. I have found such opposition to this idea – “it’s cheesy, ugly, dumb, not historically correct, not part of our interpretation, those kinds of fires didn’t exist back then, it’s in-authentic!”. I say – JUST GO WITH IT!
The Aline Barnsdall Hollyhock House, Frank Lloyd Wright, c. 1921 (romantic music added by FDV)
Room from the Powel House, 1765–66; remodeled 1769–71. Philadelphia, moved to MET, 1918 (romantic music added by FDV)