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A Missing Lesson from Charlottesville: Heritage as a Driver of Inclusion

In the last few weeks, “heritage” has trended on social media and in popular discourse more than at any other time in recent history. It started when violence flared on the streets of Charlottesville, ostensibly over the fate of an outdoor bronze equestrian statue of Robert E. Lee. The images...

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Letter to Assistant Secretary of the Army on the Dakota Access Pipeline

The National Trust submitted the following letter on October 4, 2016 to the Army Corps of Engineers about the need to ensure that permitting for the Dakota Access Pipeline complies with the National Historic Preservation Act. Also available: Read National Trust Applauds Decision Decision Not...

National Trust 110(k) ltr to Army Corps re DAPL Oct 4 2016 (003).pdf


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preservationPLACES: A Reading List

Over the past few weeks, we’ve been providing our annual PastForward reading lists—curated selections of reports, articles, and videos to prep you for our annual conference. We hope that they’ll spark discussions come November 15–18, when PastForward arrives in Houston,...

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New Voices Call for Change: Interviews with Diversity Scholars

This video is enhanced content for the Spring 2014 issue of Forum Journal: Imagining a More Inclusive Preservation Program. At the 2013 National Preservation Conference six Diversity Scholars were interviewed about their work. For more information about Preservation Leadership Forum click...


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Summer 2015 Forum Journal: High Water and High Stakes: Cultural Resources and Climate Change

The summer issue of the Forum Journal looks at climate change and sea level rise and what they mean for historic resources now and in the future. Discover what communities are doing to mitigate the effects of sea level rise, and find out about changes to the National Flood Insurance Program and...

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Spring 2014 Forum Journal: Imagining a More Inclusive Preservation Program

America boasts countless expressions of cultural identity and pride. And the entire preservation movement is vastly enriched when we recognize and celebrate this diverse national legacy. The spring issue of the Forum Journal takes a fresh look at how preservation acknowledges diversity and...

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Fall 2013 Forum Journal: Study Abroad: Global Perspectives

Whether they are preserving thousand-year-old terraces in China or medieval French churches, preservationists around the world face many of the same challenges. How to design compatible additions to historic buildings? Should sacred spaces be repurposed? Is commercialism of historic sites a good...

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Nonprofit Dry Stone Conservancy Preserves Rock Fences and Revives a Craft

In the heart of Kentucky’s horse farm country, the Dry Stone Conservancy, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is spearheading a thriving effort to enable people from all walks of life to preserve their historic rock fences. Initially an outgrowth of a Kentucky Transportation Cabinet...


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The Paradores of Spain: A Sojourn to Refresh the Preservation Soul

Imagine this scenario: You are invited to a meeting with an aide to the President who presents you with this proposal: Identify the most important historic places in the nation in need of preservation that are in economically depressed areas and that have high heritage tourism potential, so...


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Mobilizing to Sustain San Francisco’s Living History

By Desiree Smith and Mike Buhler Although Marcus Books was declared a City Landmark in January 2014, the designation could not prevent the eviction of the business and its owners. The City is now working with the owners of Marcus...

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