Er... That was a typo? I really don't see Blackbeard as being a very private person. In fact he was very definitely a most public person!
My issue is, trying to figure out which parts of her history are the most important. First woman to cross the Atlantic by air, but she didn't actually fly the plane... First woman to attempt to fly solo around the world but she disappeared over the South Pacific...
My other rather more obvious question is, will our clones know where they are? Will they know that they are not, in fact, the real person, but are a living, breathing museum exhibit? Will they have access to information about themselves? For example: Amelia cloned from DNA taken in 1933, will have flown solo across the Atlantic, received the DFC, and started her affair with Eleanor Roosevelt. But while she will not remember what else happened, the information is there in the history books and on the internet, and presumably in the museum's display information.... "Ms Earhart vanished on 2nd July 1937, along with her co-pilot Fred Noonan, while attempting to fly around the world. She was officially declared dead four years later".
Gah... Yeah... Totally a typo... I'll go and change that right after this.
As far as history goes, I'm not asking for a whole lot. Where/when she was born. What helped to influence her interest in planes and flying. You could mention the Flu pandemic that would affect her for the rest of her life. What got her into flying, how she started. Her first transatlantic flight. Living with the fame after that, and how she would fly competitively and such. How she tried to circumnavigate once, and it failed, and how she tried again and disappeared. That right there, reworked a bit, is something I would accept.
To simply put a link to her wikipedia page or other resources just seems like an easy way out, and sets up a precedent that I'm not comfortable with. In addition to that, just linking things, instead of a simple little blurb just makes it tedious to try and set up connections and interactions. I know I don't want to have to read over a wikipedia page, for example, just to get an idea of who the person is and what happened in their lives for an interaction. The little blurb about your character helps to make that easier for everyone involved, lets them know what you think is important about your character and their lives to whenever they were cloned.
I don't think I'm asking for a lot, but if the majority of others disagree, I'll happy defer to the majority decision.
As far as your other question goes, I think that they would at least be aware that they're living replicas. How they react to that is up to you. When it comes to finding out what happened to them after whatever time you have them being cloned from, the museum would take great steps and measures to try and limit such exposures. To let the replicants know what happened in their lives, would sort of taint, in the view of the museum, the experience of these people being from the actual time period and actually being the person.
They might ask questions, and might get answers to broad questions that are unavoidable. Like, say, if Ben Franklin asked if the colonies won the war, he'd be told yes. But personal questions, like how did I die, how long do I live, would be sort of glossed over, not really answered, and wouldn't be answered.