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Amplifying Women’s History at Historic Sites

The Forum Blog is publishing a series about women's history and historic preservation. Interested in discussing this post with other readers? Sign up for Forum Connect . Also remember, as part of our direct-action work to save historic places, the National Trust is interested in...

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Interpreting Harriet Tubman’s Life on a Silent Landscape

By Anne Kyle The Forum Blog is publishing a series about women's history and historic preservation. This post is the second case study in the series. Interested in discussing this post with other readers? Sign up for Forum Connect . Born into slavery in Dorchester County, Maryland,...

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Interpreting LGBTQ History at the Alice Austen House

By Janice Monger and Denise Rompilla The Forum Blog is publishing a series about women's history and historic preservation. This post is the second case study in the series. Interested in discussing this post with other readers? Sign up for Forum Connect . We at the Alice Austen...

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Telling a Different Story on the Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage

by Sally Wagner The Forum Blog is publishing a series about women's history and historic preservation. This post is the second case study in the series. Interested in discussing this post with other readers? Sign up for Forum Connect . The Matilda Joslyn Gage Center for Social Justice...

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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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Blog Series: Women's History and Historic Preservation

This fall Preservation Leadership Forum will publish a series of blog posts about women's history and historic preservation. We hope that these posts will inspire thinking and conversations not only about women's history at historic sites but also about how those narratives intersect with other...

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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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When Does Preservation Become Social Justice? Conclusion

The Forum Blog has been publishing a series that responds to the question: When does historic preservation become social justice? This post concludes that series and reflects on the themes and ideas that have been discussed. Interested in starting a discussion about the series? Sign up for...

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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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