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Preserving the Sites of American Music

By Jeffrey A. “Free” Harris It took me years to realize how many music sites surrounded me while I was growing up in Hampton, Virginia. I attended my first concert at Fort Monroe—a National Historic Landmark, National Monument , and a National Treasure of the National Trust for Historic...

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Envisioning the Ghost Fleet of the Potomac National Marine Sanctuary

By Carrie Villar and Sharee Williamson In October the National Trust for Historic Preservation announced the Ghost Fleet of the Potomac as a new National Treasure, with the ultimate goal of establishing a new national marine sanctuary . Consisting of approximately 200 known wrecks, more...

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Preparing the Cooper-Molera Barns for Adaptive Reuse

By Naomi Miroglio The Cooper-Molera barns are part of the Cooper-Molera Adobe complex located in downtown Monterey, California. This historic complex was developed by multiple owners, beginning with John Rogers Cooper and his wife, Encarnacion Vallejo Cooper, in the 1830s. Today it has nine...

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On the Hill: Historic Tax Credit Update, Bears Ears, Transportation, Disaster Relief, and World War I Monuments

By Government Affairs Staff Updated 12/20/17: See updates in the Historic Tax Credit Section. As we head into the last month of 2017, a number of critical issues related to historic preservation are looming on the hill—from the future of the historic tax credit (HTC) to some good news...

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The Ghost of Kit Carson: Women’s History Along the Santa Fe Trail

By Bonnie J. Clark The Forum Blog is publishing a series about women's history and historic preservation. This post is the first case study in the series. Interested in discussing this post with other readers? Sign up for Forum Connect . When you imagine the Santa Fe Trail , what do you...

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An Evolving Approach to Social Media: Leveraging Social Media for Advocacy

By Tim Mikulski Over the coming months, posts in this series about social media in preservation will dig deeper into community management, storytelling, advocacy, and more. Have questions? Reach out on Forum Connect ! Also, keep an eye out for our sessions at PastForward 2017 !...

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Significance Across Generations: Artifacts at the Panama Hotel

When President Franklin Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 , Japanese Americans living across the West Coast had only days to pack up their lives—to decide what few belongings were essential and what to do with the many other things that they were leaving behind for an indeterminate period...

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Introducing the Historic Neighborhoods of Philadelphia National Treasure

The National Trust for Historic Preservation is thrilled to announce our newest National Treasure, the Historic Neighborhoods of Philadelphia. In this complex and deeply historic American city, the Trust is furthering our commitment to defining the role of older buildings and blocks in advancing...

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Unlocking the Locks: Willamette Falls, Oregon

By Peggy Sigler and Sandy Carter Located in Clackamas County, on the southeastern edge of Portland, Oregon, the magnificent Willamette Falls , carved from basalt during the Ice Age floods , create a natural stopping place on the navigable Willamette River. Since time immemorial,...

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Re-Imagining the New York State Pavilion Using Virtual Reality

In 1964–65 New York City hosted the World’s Fair, an event that drew an estimated 51 million visitors to Queens’ Flushing Meadows Corona Park for a celebration of culture and technology. One of structures built for the fair, designed by world-renowned architect Philip Johnson, was the New York...

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