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Summer 2007 Forum Journal: Viewpoints

​Table of Content Introduction by Richard Moe Obey the Imperatives of Our Own Moment: A Call for Quality Contemporary Design in Historic Districts by de Teel Patterson Tiller “Differentiated” and “Compatible”: Four Strategies for Additions to Historic Settings by Steven W. Semes...

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Spring 2008 Forum Journal: America's Historic Sites at a Crossroads

Table Of Content Introduction: The Call for a National Conversation by James Vaughan Historic House Museums: An Embarrassment of Riches? by Marian A. Godfrey Crisis or Transition? Diagnosing Success at Historic Sites by Max A. van Balgooy Funding the Fundamentals by David...

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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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Interpreting Women’s History at Historic Sites: An Introduction

This is not about women’s history. It is about our history. Telling a broader American story is a priority at historic sites. Moreover, recent thinking holds that interpretation should be intersectional—that is, not tell the stories of various communities in isolation, but rather tell...

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Housekeeping for Historic Homes and House Museums (2000)

Valuable advice for homeowners and house museum operators on cleaning and caring for historic buildings and their contents. #HistoricSites #collectionsmanagement #housemuseums

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The Living Kitchens at Cliveden

by Libbie Hawes For the last two decades, historicsites around the country have been engaged in a steady, thoughtful discussion about slavery and race. This conversation isn’t alwayscomfortable or easy, but it happens consistently and it happens with theauthenticity and veracity that can only...

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Summer 2014 Forum Journal: Stepping into the Future at Historic Sites

Historic sites are cool these days. Not because they are a place to get out the summer's heat, but because cool stuff is happening--community gardens, gatherings for student activists, performance art, surprising exhibits, and creative workshops to name just a few. And it turns out there are an...

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The Anarchist’s Guide to Historic House Museums: Community Engagement

(Click to expand) Example of a Sidewalk Activity study for the Powel and Physick Houses in Philadelphia, PA. Philadelphia Society for the Preservation of Landmarks, 2007.* | Image: Franklin Vagnone and Kevin Greenland researchers, drawn by Kevin Greenland in 2007 and revised in 2015. By...

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The Anarchist‘s Guide to Historic House Museums: Collecting site-specific data

An example of Anarchist Tags, one of the tools used by Vagnone in his work. | Credit: Franklin Vagnone By Franklin Vagnone and Deborah Ryan This blog post is the second in a three-part series on the Anarchist's Guide to Historic House Museums on the Preservation Leadership Forum blog. [...

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New Uses for Existing House Museums

On December 31, 2006, a front-page article in the New York Times announced that Colonial Williamsburg Foundation had decided to put its property Carter’s Grove on the market. The 400-acre riverside estate with a grand 18th century Georgian mansion is a renowned example of a Virginia...