On Tuesday, September 26, as part of the Forum Webinar Series, Preservation Leadership Forum hosted “Commerce + Interpretation: The Possibilities, Pitfalls, and Principles of Shared Use at Historic Sites."
The webinar covered the shared use model for Cooper-Molera in Monterey, California, which was developed with replicability in mind. As described in this 2015 post by Katherine Malone-France, "We see shared use as a prototype for the re-imagination of historic sites, house museums, and other historic properties to provide expansive and sustainable public benefit by bringing new uses—both for-profit and nonprofit—to a historic property in ways that engage and expand audiences for public interpretation and appreciation." With the project now underway, webinar speakers Douglas Wiele of Foothill Partners, Inc., along with Katherine Malone-France and Paul Edmondson of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, talk about what’s happening at Cooper-Molera and how other historic properties—including some unlikely candidates—can incorporate this shared use approach in their work.
Watch the webinar, and learn more by checking out this shared use toolkit.
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