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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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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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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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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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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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One Person at a Time: Interpreting Slavery at Montpelier

By Elizabeth Chew Since the late 1980s, museum leaders, curators, and educators have greatly expanded race- and class-based interpretations, broadening the stories of elite house and estate dwellers by incorporating narratives of those who performed the tasks necessary to keep such places...

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Enhanced Content: Preserving Difficult Histories

The Preservation Leadership Forum recently released the newest issue of its Forum Journal : “ Preserving Difficult Histories .” This issue, published in partnership with the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience , focuses on the interpretation and preservation efforts at places...

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PastForward: Technology Reading List

​ Over the coming months, we’ll be publishing our annual reading lists leading up to PastForward 2017. As always, these lists present curated videos, articles, and projects that we hope will spark discussions in Chicago come November 14–17. Super early bird registration ends August 4. ...

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