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Share Your Announcements/Events/Deadlines October 2020

  • 1.  Share Your Announcements/Events/Deadlines October 2020

    Posted 10-06-2020 09:49
    Edited by Priya Chhaya 20 days ago
    This is, your (slightly late) October Announcements/Events/Deadlines thread. A few notes from the Preservation Leadership Forum team.

    1. Early Bird registration for PastForward Online 2020 ends TOMORROW. Please join us for what is to be an exciting (and safe) digital gathering of preservationists from around the country.

    Note: If you are a Forum member you can find your member number at the bottom of every weekly Forum Bulletin or you can reach out to our membership office at

    Also check out the blog this week as we share some valuable pre-reads and information about how you can still help shape some of the content at the conference.

    2. Learn more about Brown vs. Board of Education and see how you can support and advocate for this important piece of history. Here's more from

    "In partnership with the offices of House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn (D-SC) and Senator Chris Coons (D-DE), the National Trust for Historic Preservation's African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund is working with local partners to join the stories of these places with those already being told at the Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site in Topeka, Kansas, creating opportunities for public education and interpretation while allowing buildings to maintain their current uses as schools, community centers, and offices. This work is an opportunity to give voice to the stories of dozens of parents, students, attorneys, and activists who not only struggled to secure the Brown v. Board decision, but also often weathered the continued fight to integrate in its aftermath."

    You can watch the recording of a recent webinar here.

    3. HBCU Cultural Heritage Stewardship Initiative: The National Trust is now accepting applications for funding through the HBCU Cultural Heritage Stewardship Initiative. Learn more about the grant guidelines on Preservation Leadership Forum, and please contact with any questions.

    As always remember to share your events etc in this thread! 

    Priya Chhaya
    Forum Connect Community Manager

    Associate Director of Content
    National Trust for Historic Preservation
    Washington DC

  • 2.  RE: Share Your Announcements/Events/Deadlines October 2020

    Posted 10-06-2020 09:51

    32nd Annual Boston Preservation Achievement Awards

    6:00 PM. OCTOBER 15, 2020. VIRTUAL AND OPEN TO ALL. 

    Award-Winning Journalist Katic Couric
    The evening will be hosted by award-winning Journalist Katie Couric and include stunning visual narratives of this year's outstanding projects that reveal there is always more to the story. (
    See a short teaser of our visit to Graves Light and Fog Signal Station)

    Register for free


    Bestowed annually since 1988, the Preservation Achievement Awards honor outstanding achievements in historic preservation and compatible new construction in Boston. Celebrated for their positive impact on the city's built environment, winning projects are looked upon as models for future preservation work. We believe that creating a better future for Boston lies in preserving its past. 


    5:30–6:00 | Premier Sponsor Pre-reception
    6:00 | The Main Event
    6:45–7:30 | Virtual Networking with flexibility to pick and change your "room" (cost $100)

    Register for free.

    Matthew Dickey
    Boston MA

    Matthew Dickey
    Boston MA

  • 3.  RE: Share Your Announcements/Events/Deadlines October 2020

    Posted 10-06-2020 09:54
    Applications are now open for the Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 ARCUS Leadership Program Fellowships!

    ARCUS is a leadership development program offering a series of dynamic, engaging workshops and a year's access to online courses and networking opportunities for individuals who seek to become effective leaders in the cultural heritage and historic preservation movement. The workshops for the 2020-21 Fellowship will focus on Understanding and Developing an Inclusive and Antiracist Approach to Cultural Heritage Work. ARCUS Fellows will earn a certificate for completing their online courses.

    Applications for the fall cohort must be completed by 8 AM EST October 21. More information and a direct link to the application form is available at  

    Jackie Barton
    Westerville OH
    *Opinions my own and not those of my employer, clients, or anyone else they annoy.

  • 4.  RE: Share Your Announcements/Events/Deadlines October 2020

    Posted 10-06-2020 20:39
    The Society for Commercial Archeology recently became aware of a project to develop a structured, replicable methodology for developing historic contexts, conducting surveys, and completing National Register evaluations for postwar commercial properties built from 1945 to 1980 through Programmatic Agreements (see

    The firm working on the project is seeking input through an online survey to help them better understand how practitioners address postwar commercial properties. In our role as "America's Roadside Heritage Advocate," the SCA offered to help publicize the survey and ensure a robust set of responses. We love postwar commercial resources and are excited to help increase awareness and understanding of their significance!

    The survey should take 15-20 minutes to complete and is due by October 31. If you even occasionally evaluate postwar commercial resources in the course of your work, please consider completing the survey!

    Jeremy Ebersole
    Vice President
    Society for Commercial Archeology

    Jeremy Ebersole
    M.S. candidate, University of Oregon
    Vice President, Society for Commercial Archeology
    Portland, OR

  • 5.  RE: Share Your Announcements/Events/Deadlines October 2020

    Posted 10-07-2020 07:09

    "Willert Park Courts, the first housing complex for African Americans in Buffalo and an early example of International Style design, will receive the Docomomo US 2020 Modernism in America Advocacy Award of Excellence. The organization's top advocacy prize honors the work of Preservation Buffalo Niagara (PBN) and the Michigan Street Preservation Corporation (MSPC) who for over 15 years maintained their stance that the complex is "one of the single most historic places in the City of Buffalo." The organizations have dedicated countless hours and resources to the preservation battle for this culturally, socially and architecturally significant resource. The award will be presented during a virtual ceremony on Thursday November 12, 2020, along with all of the 2020 Modernism in America Award winners. "

    Lorna Peterson
    PBN member
    Buffalo NY

  • 6.  RE: Share Your Announcements/Events/Deadlines October 2020

    Posted 10-08-2020 17:27

    Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy's 2020 Annual Conference:  Saving Wright Now

    Online from Wednesday, November 11 – November 14 

    The Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy's virtual conference, Saving Wright Now, offers an unprecedented chance to convene the global community of Wright specialists and aficionados from November 11-14, 2020. Preservationists, homeowners and public site leaders will participate in live panel discussions and open their doors to attendees through video and photographic tours. Without leaving home, journey to nearly twenty sites, many not regularly open to visitors-an itinerary that spans Wright's career and reaches from his Midwestern origins to Japan. Join us as we examine the current state of the movement to save Wright and celebrate the vital role that our strong community plays.  More information and registration can be found at

    Barbara Gordon
    Chicago IL

  • 7.  RE: Share Your Announcements/Events/Deadlines October 2020

    Posted 10-09-2020 09:27
    Please Join US/ICOMOS  for a World Heritage Webinar entitled "Live from Chicago: Frank Lloyd Wright's Frederick C. Robie House. Research and Restoration at a Site Recently Inscribed on the World Heritage List" on Thursday, October 15, 2020, 12 to 1 pm EDT. Register here:

    Jennifer Spreitzer

  • 8.  RE: Share Your Announcements/Events/Deadlines October 2020

    Posted 10-09-2020 09:33
    The [virtual] American Folklore Society meeting begins next Tuesday. Earlier this year, the AFS approved the creation of a new Folklore and Historic Preservation Section. On Wednesday evening (10/13), from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm EDT, the section is hosting a forum titled, "New Directions in Folklore and Historic Preservation" (Session No. 03-04) Details at the AFS 2020 meeting site:

    David Rotenstein
    AFS Folklore and Historic Preservation Section co-convener

    David S. Rotenstein, Ph.D.
    Historian/Folklorist | Adjunct, Goucher College Master's in Historic Preservation Program
    Phone: (412) 328-3830
    Zoom: or
    Twitter: @iVernacular

  • 9.  RE: Share Your Announcements/Events/Deadlines October 2020

    Posted 10-13-2020 09:33

    Good morning, everyone! We hope you'll take a look at the schedule for our online conference and consider joining us October 21-23. Registration is $50 for three days of programs and will include access to all recorded sessions after the conference. The s full brochure with descriptions of each session is online.

    We're very excited to host Dr. Turkiya Lowe, NPS Chief Historian, as our opening keynote speaker to present "Women's Voting at 100 Years: A Historical Perspective Amidst Today's Challenges and Opportunities." Our closing keynote will be Aaron Bird Bear (Mandan, Hidatsa, and Diné, enrolled Three Affiliated Tribes of Fort Berthold Indian Reservation), Tribal Relations Director at the University of Wisconsin-Madison speaking about "Settler Colonialism and the Objects Around Us."

    Below is just a sample of sessions that may be of interest to preservationists. Please take a look at the full schedule. We've tried to address many of 2020's most pressing issues as well as continue to offer guidance on local history and preservation best practices to our professional and volunteer partners. 

    • Mothballing Historic Buildings
    • Historic Preservation Advocacy
    • Doing Fieldwork in Underrepresented Communities
    • Historical Trauma in Native American Communities
    • Additions to Public Buildings
    • The Legacy of 150 Years of Logging and Its Effect on Wild Rice
    • Financing Rehabilitation Projects
    • Researching the Social History of Historic Properties
    • The Legacy of the Public Works Era in Wisconsin
    • Uncovering Relevant Stories for Modern Audiences
    • A Public-Private Partnership: Nominating Shaw Point to the National Register
    • Unvarnished: Restoring the Erased History of Exclusion

    Amy Wyatt
    Digital Historic Preservation Coordinator
    State Historic Preservation Office
    Wisconsin Historical Society
    Collecting, Preserving, and Sharing Stories Since 1846

    Amy Wyatt
    Madison WI

  • 10.  RE: Share Your Announcements/Events/Deadlines October 2020

    Posted 10-13-2020 09:37
    The annual meeting of Pennsylvania Hallowed Grounds Project, a gathering of caretakers and those interested in preserving the history of African American cemeteries will be held virtually onSaturday Oct 24, 2020. All who are interested in cemetery conservation are invited to attend the meeting. The meeting is offered at no cost. However, to join the meeting online you must register in advance. 


    To register go to:   or you can go to Facebook at this link:

    For more information on the program see the attached Press Release.


    ------------------------------ Barrett
    Harrisburg PA

  • 11.  RE: Share Your Announcements/Events/Deadlines October 2020

    Posted 10-15-2020 11:45
    Just released!

    Under the auspices of the African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund and funded by the Ford Foundation and The JPB Foundation, the National Trust for Historic Preservation presents Preserving African American Places: Growing Preservation's Potential as a Path for Equity. This report seeks to elevate emerging ideas, research, observations, and questions on the critically important issues of equitable development, social justice, and the practice of preservation

    Learn more at

    Starting next week we'll be kicking off some discussion about the report in the lead up to a Town Hall conversation on Equitable Development at the PastForward Online 2020. 

    Priya Chhaya
    Forum Connect Community Manager

    Associate Director of Content
    National Trust for Historic Preservation
    Washington DC

  • 12.  RE: Share Your Announcements/Events/Deadlines October 2020

    Posted 10-20-2020 11:04

    The National Fund for Sacred Places, a program of Partners for Sacred Places in collaboration with the National Trust for Historic Preservation, is pleased to announce grants to sixteen congregations across the United States.

    These historic places, from an Art Deco gem in Asheville to a Modern sanctuary in New York City, will now have access to grant funding that will support not only bricks-and-mortar rehabilitation needs but also preservation planning, capacity building, and fundraising training. The grants and technical assistance provided through the National Fund help historic sacred places safeguard their physical legacy while strengthening the resources and support they provide to their communities.

    The National Fund for Sacred Places, now in its fifth year, is generously supported by the Lilly Endowment. The program has now awarded over $6 million to 68 community-serving congregations representing 19 faith traditions in 39 states and the District of Columbia, and is on track to commit $20 million in capital grants to about 100 recipients by 2023. So far, this grantmaking has resulted in over $2 leveraged for every grant dollar invested in participating congregations.

    The list of this year's grantees is available here.

    Congratulations to these congregations and the many community partners working alongside them to preserve these special places!

    Jennifer Sandy
    Field Director, Preservation Services & Outreach Department
    National Trust for Historic Preservation

  • 13.  RE: Share Your Announcements/Events/Deadlines October 2020

    Posted 27 days ago
    The State Historic Preservation Office of Iowa has issued a Request for Proposal for a consultant/facilitator to help develop Iowa's next statewide historic preservation plan.  You can see this opportunity here.   We encourage you to submit a proposal.

    Paula Mohr
    Ames IA