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An Evolving Approach to Social Media: Leveraging Social Media for Advocacy

By Tim Mikulski Over the coming months, posts in this series about social media in preservation will dig deeper into community management, storytelling, advocacy, and more. Have questions? Reach out on Forum Connect ! Also, keep an eye out for our sessions at PastForward 2017 !...

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EarthXplorers: Teaching GIS Skills in Pursuit of Preservation

By Jeni Henrickson and Aaron Doering Geographic knowledge and inquiry skills are key in today’s globally interdependent world, including within the preservation field. Understanding geographic concepts like location, place, movement, human/environment interaction, and region is key to...

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Down to the Wire: The Importance of Documenting Your Campaign

When embarking on a campaign to save a historic resource, it is very important to document and share your progress. Otherwise, people won’t know what you are doing! In this post, we will look more closely into why documenting your campaign is important and share lessons we have learned from our...

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Lessons Learned from Down to the Wire

As part of the “Down to the Wire” Coalition to save the James River at Jamestown, National Trust staff members mounted an aggressive awareness campaign that includes a branded cargo van and two months of canvassing events in Richmond and throughout the Historic Triangle. |Photo by...

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National Treasures and the Army Corps of Engineers

Historic preservationists and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers may seem like unlikely allies, but they often find themselves in close association nonetheless. A broad array of activities fall under the Army Corps’ purview, and preservationists often find themselves working with the Corps...

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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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Preservation Story Maps

It was only a few months ago that I first heard the term “story map.” During a meeting with our National Preservation Conference sponsors, Esri , we were discussing how the National Trust could make better use of GIS technology in our work to save places. In particular, we wanted to...

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