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EarthXplorers: Teaching GIS Skills in Pursuit of Preservation

By Jeni Henrickson and Aaron Doering Geographic knowledge and inquiry skills are key in today’s globally interdependent world, including within the preservation field. Understanding geographic concepts like location, place, movement, human/environment interaction, and region is key to...

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Reinterpreting Places of Dark Memory

In the lyrics of Paul Simon’s Graceland album there is the line, “This is the story of how we begin to remember.” I’ve been listening to that album while thinking about how historic preservation should address historic sites and interpretative messages associated with...


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Winter 2015 Forum Journal: Strategies for Saving National Treasures

In the past, editorial cartoonists routinely depicted determined preservationists having a last-minute face-off with looming bulldozers to protest the demolition of a grand old courthouse or historic theater. While that approach may have grabbed the headlines 50 years ago, today the preservation...

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The National Defense Authorization Act and Public Lands

By Denise Ryan On December 12, Congress passed the National Defense Authorization Act which includes more than 60 provisions relating to public lands and natural resources. This is the first time Congress has taken action on public lands since 2009, when it designated Paterson Great Falls...

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The Manhattan Project: Interpreting Controversial History

By Alexandra Levy The Oppenheimer House at Los Alamos could be “the jewel in the crown” of a new Manhattan Project National Historical Park. | Credit: Photo courtesy of the Atomic Heritage Foundation ...

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More Than a Half Life: Committing to the Preservation of Atomic Resources

It’s hard to imagine an entire city existing in secret. Sixty thousand acres set aside for one, top-secret purpose. A discovery so huge it could end a world war. It’s hard to imagine – but it’s true.” D. Ray Smith, Oak Ridge, Tennessee The top-secret Manhattan Project is an American story of...

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The Manhattan Project at Los Alamos: Preserving and Interpreting Controversial History

General Leslie Groves, who had just finished building the Pentagon ahead of schedule and under budget, and Robert Oppenheimer, a physics professor at the University of California, had a mission. They needed to find an isolated site to design and build what would potentially be the most...