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HOPE Crew Four Case Studies

In 2014, the National Trust launched the HOPE (Hands-On Preservation Experience) Crew to train young adults in preservation skills, while helping to protect and restore historic sites. Youth and veterans are trained in the skills necessary to perform preservation work through a cooperative...

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National Trust Testimony at the Hearing on Exploring Innovative Solutions to Reduce the Department of the Interior's Maintenance Backlog (March 6, 2018)

Pam Bowman, director of public lands policy at the National Trust for Historic Preservation presented this testimony to the House Natural Resources Committee during a hearing on exploring innovative solutions to reduce the Department of the Interior's maintenance backlog. This testimony was...

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Repointing the Overlook Wall at Fort Wadsworth

By Ken Follett Fort Wadsworth , located at the Staten Island foot of the Verrazano Bridge in New York, is a part of the National Park Service’s (NPS) Gateway National Recreation Area, a site composed of several fortification units. Running north and south between Fort Tompkins and Battery...

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Jefferson-Chalmers Block Build: Preservation Education as Community Building

By Jennifer Reinhardt Our mission at the Michigan Historic Preservation Network (MHPN) is to advocate for Michigan’s historic places, supporting their contributions to our economic vitality, sense of place, and connection to the past. Education is a core component of that mission. From...

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Conservation in Action: The Painted Desert Community Complex

By David Charlebois and John LoCascio, AIA The Painted Desert Community Complex in northern Arizona was built as part of the National Park Service’s Mission 66 initiative to revitalize the National Park system and David Charlesbois introducing the work of Richard Neutra to Arizona...

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Conservation in Action: The African House Roof Restoration

By Alicia Spence and Molly Dickerson Interior of the African House with the Clementine Hunter Murals. | Credit: Historic American Building Survey On Melrose Plantation in Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana...

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HOPE Crew: Lessons From a Year in the Field

Corpsmembers from Earth Conservation Corps work to repair Grandview, an 1859 farmhouse. | Credit: John Boal Last year, The National Trust for Historic Preservation launched an initiative to train more young people and veterans in learning preservation crafts while helping to...

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