Forum Webinar: Including Women in the Sequel: Re-Interpretation and Telling the Full History at Historic Sites

By Forum Online posted 04-02-2018 10:02


The latest Forum Webinar featured an in-depth discussion about including women’s history at historic sites. Kristen Laise, the executive director of Belle Grove Plantation; Molly Jessup, the curator of education at the Oneida Community Mansion House; and Barbara Lau from the Pauli Murray Center for History and Social Justice discussed their work interpreting women’s history—including identifying source materials, developing interpretive plans, and building narratives that deal with challenging subject matter.

Looking back to Choptank Bridge from Poplar Neck | Credit: Harriet Tubman Byway

Forum members can now access a recording of the webinar as well as the slide deck in the webinar library. We have also created a written transcript of the session—if this is a feature you'd like to see more regularly, please let us know via email.

This webinar is part of a broader slate of Preservation Leadership Forum content focused on expanding and telling the full American story. For more on this topic, check out our blog series about women’s history and historic preservation:

To delve further into these and other critical issues, consider joining Preservation Leadership Forum. This year we’ll be continuing this conversation in an issue of Forum Journal that will focus on women’s history and historic preservation. To learn more about Forum, visit


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