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Fall 2008 Forum Journal: Viewpoints

​ Table of Content Interstate Safety Rest Areas: Enhancing the American Travel Experience by Joanna Dowling Considering Archeology: What Site Stewards Should Know by Scott M. Grammer The Paradores of Spain: A Sojourn to Refresh the Preservation Soul by Theodore Ligibel ...

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National Marine Sanctuaries: Protecting History Underwater

In 1972, President Richard Nixon signed the National Marine Sanctuaries Act , which authorized the Secretary of Commerce to designate and protect areas of the marine environment that possess special national significance. This federal law was the first to specifically call for the protection of...

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[VIDEO] From Chaco Canyon to Chimney Rock: A Landscape Worth Protecting

Published in 2014 this video from the National Trust transports you to this historic landscape through a seldom-seen aerial perspective that illustrates the Chaco sites, their connectivity to the landscape, and the threats they face from energy development in the San Juan Basin. ...


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Archeological Resources Protection Act (ARPA)

Primary federal statute governing archeological resources. Source : Miller, Julia H. A Layperson’s Guide to Historic Preservation Law: A Survey of Federal, State, and Local Laws Governing Historic Resources Protection . Washington, DC: National Trust for Historic Preservation, 2008. ...


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Abandoned Shipwreck Act

Federal law vesting title to abandoned shipwrecks found in state territorial waters, thereby enabling the preservation of historic shipwrecks. Source : Miller, Julia H. A Layperson’s Guide to Historic Preservation Law: A Survey of Federal, State, and Local Laws Governing Historic Resources...


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Blog Series: Why Do Old Places Matter?

In 2013 Tom Mayes, the deputy general counsel at the National Trust for Historic preservation, was selected as a winner of the Rome Prize , which is awarded to about 30 emerging artists and scholars who represent the highest standard of excellence. A life-long preservationist, Mayes is the...

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Archeology: Preservation's Underground Partner

Archeology has a visibility problem; it`s under ground. Archeologists have a communication problem; we`re unintelligible. Not to each other; we understand each other, but other people don`t understand what we do or why we do it or what the point of doing it is. We know that archeology...


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Wal-Mart’s First Dig

When Wal-Mart proposed to build a new store in the North Point section of Baltimore County, Md., preservationists concerned about the national chain’s reputation for siphoning business from historic downtowns and encouraging sprawl took a close look at the project. The proposed development posed...


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Conservation Easements for Archeological Preservation

An architect might see an archeological site as a building that failed. Archeologists, however, see a fragile, nonrenewable resource that is rich with information about the past. All archeological sites experience gradual processes of deterioration over time. However, across the U.S., dramatic...


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Considering Archeology: What Site Stewards Should Know

Owning or managing a historic site is a daunting and expensive task. One must maintain the historic structure and any new infrastructure, drawing on limited funds that are also needed for staff salaries, interpretative programming, collections management, and more. But there’s something...