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The Benefits of Recruiting Diversity Program Interns in Historic Preservation Organizations

by Rebecca Yates The preservation field continues to grapple with engaging underrepresented communities to tell richer and more inclusive American stories—and with reflecting this diversity in preservation practice. This was underscored in the 2016 Forum Journal issue, “ The Full Spectrum of...

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PastForward Reading List: Connections

We are continuing our annual reading lists leading up to PastForward 2017. As always, they present curated videos, articles, and projects that we hope will spark discussions in Chicago come November 14–17. Register for the conference today! Through the Connections theme we will continue...

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Existential and Evolving: Women’s History at National Trust Sites

In this post, which concludes the Forum Blog series about women's history and historic preservation, Katherine Malone-France examines the evolving nature of women's history at National Trust for Historic Preservation historic sites. Interested in discussing this post with other readers?...

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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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Welcoming a New Generation of Preservationists

By Andy Grabel and Diana Tisue From attending dynamic events at historic house museums to staying at character-rich hotels to dining at unique restaurants, millennials seek diverse, authentic experiences in old and historic places. And whether leading the fight to save threatened old...

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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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