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Digital Storytelling: Presenting History in New Ways

By Sara Collini and Andrew Salamone How do digital tools change the research, construction, and presentation of historical narratives? Two Ph.D. students in history at George Mason University share their experiences with presenting arguments about the past by creating 10-minute digital stories...

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Better Data, Broader Audiences: Technological Growth at the National Park Service

By Deidre McCarthy, Richard O' Connor, and Catherine Lavoie In honor of the 2016 anniversary of the National Park Service (NPS), Preservation Leadership Forum is hosting a series of blog posts highlighting its programs and history. In these posts NPS staff look back and on how far the...

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Video + Saving Places: Bringing Your Message to Life

Tom Wall filming in New Mexico during a National Treasures event. | Credit: National Trust for Historic Preservation By Tom Wall and Grant Stevens In today’s preservation movement, many tools and resources are at our disposal to help us save places. New technology continues to evolve...

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Digital Storytelling and Preservation in Vermont

By Meg Campbell The Wiswell House in Cabot, Vermont, is part of a the storymap created by the Preservation Trust of Vermont. | Credit: The Preservation Trust of Vermont Storytelling and historic preservation are a natural fit. We all know the importance of preserving the stories of the...

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3D Modeling the James River at Jamestown

Screenshot from the 3D model of the James River. Please take action today and send your comment opposing Dominion Virginia Power’s plan as currently proposed. From slide shows to Power Point presentations, preservationists have long relied on images to get their point across. We...

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Grading Preservation: Developing a Preservation Report Card

By: Adrian Scott Fine and Cindy Olnick Preservation is not always easy to quantify or measure in terms of its overall effectiveness, especially on a local level. While we may be successful in saving a threatened building or place, the bigger question is how well the community is actually...

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