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Share Your Announcements/Events/Deadlines July 2021

  • 1.  Share Your Announcements/Events/Deadlines July 2021

    Posted 07-01-2021 11:01
    Edited by Priya Chhaya 07-01-2021 11:01

    I think we can all agree on one thing right now. It is hot out there.

    While I can't do anything about the weather, I spent some time this morning looking up fun facts about July to share with you as a distraction. While I knew that July was named after Julius Caesar after his death I did not know that it used to be named "Quintilis" and was originally the fifth month in the year. 

    But perhaps more relevant to our interests, I also reached out to my colleagues for a preservation/architecture pun to share with you and our social media manager Kelly shared this little bit of architectural humor by Jason Bergsieker. 

    Image of two archways, with the words

    Do you have a favorite preservation pun? Share away!

    With that, here are a few announcements from Preservation Leadership Forum and the National Trust.



    Let us know what's going on in your world and have a great month.


    Priya Chhaya
    Forum Connect Community Manager

    Associate Director of Content
    National Trust for Historic Preservation
    Washington DC

  • 2.  RE: Share Your Announcements/Events/Deadlines July 2021

    Posted 26 days ago
    Hi Everyone,

    I'm sharing information about a Zoom event on July 22 at 12pm EST that you are all welcome to attend if you'd like; the speaker is Justin Reid and it's about Black placekeeping in Virginia -- see info below.  

    The John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage at Brown University welcomes Justin Reid on Thursday, July 22 at 12pm as part of our ongoing speaker series, Public Humanities Now: New Voices, New Directions. Reid's presentation is titled "Afro-Virginia: Black Placekeeping and Power." Reid is the Director of Community Initiatives at Virginia Humanities and Manager of the Virginia General Assembly African American Cultural Resources Task Force. He previously worked for the Moton Museum & National Historic Landmark in his hometown, Farmville, VA, and oversaw the 2013 opening of Moton's national award-winning, $6 million permanent exhibition on civil rights history. Reid is a co-founder of William & Mary's Lemon Project on race, public history and memory. The 30-minute live presentation will be followed by 30 minutes for questions and discussion.

    Event information and zoom link can be found here

    All best,

    Marisa Angell Brown, PhD  |  Assistant Director for Programs
    John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities  |  Brown University
    P 401.863.6277 office / 401.996.3699 cell

  • 3.  RE: Share Your Announcements/Events/Deadlines July 2021

    Posted 25 days ago
    New Release of free mobile app - African American Sites

    The African American Heritage Preservation Foundation has created a free mobile app "African American Sites," that is be available through The App Store and Google Play
    The African American Sites app features more than 1,600 African American Sites located throughout the United States and Territories that include Heritage Trails, Military Sites, Museums, National Historic Landmarks, National Register of Historic Places, Endangered Historic Places and other historic places that focus on the rich contributions of African Americans to our nation's history.
    It is also available on the web - African American Sites
    Please let us know if you have sites in your community that we should consider adding to this app. 
    Warm regards,
    E. Renee Ingram
    President and Founder
    Washington, DC

    E. Renee Ingram
    Washington DC

  • 4.  RE: Share Your Announcements/Events/Deadlines July 2021

    Posted 24 days ago
    Hello Everyone,

    I hope that you all are well. I'm a new member to the Forum, and would like to share that the Walnut Cove Colored School, Inc. celebrated our 100th year last month on Juneteenth, which we also celebrated as Rosenwald Day. It was a day-long celebration filled with joy, remembrance, and plans for the future that brought together the entire community! Please see the link below for a local newscast about the School.

    Walnut Cove Colored School Celebrates Centennial on Juneteenth

    Capri Foy
    Walnut Cove NC

  • 5.  RE: Share Your Announcements/Events/Deadlines July 2021

    Posted 18 days ago

    Don't forget to register for #DismantlePreservation!
     Why? The link to live stream will show up in your inbox! The recordings will show up in your inbox! The poster presentations will show up in your inbox! Some fun original art posters that you can print out and hang up in your office as motivation will... you guessed it... show up in your inbox!
    With more than 50-presenters from around the world, you are going to be blown away by the work being done by students and recent graduates in the cultural resource field.

    Click  here to learn more and to register today. 

    P.S. While this is a free event, attendees are encouraged to
     donate to one (or more) of the following charities/fundraisers in leu of a registration fee or to support in whatever way they can (ex: signing up for a newsletter): 

    Sarah Marsom
    Heritage Resource Consultant
    Tiny Activist Project

  • 6.  RE: Share Your Announcements/Events/Deadlines July 2021

    Posted 17 days ago
    Edited by Melanie Lytle 17 days ago

    Preserving Place in a Rapidly Changing World cover image
    Join Goucher College's MA in Historic Preservation program on Saturday, July 31 for our Virtual Preservation Forum: Preserving Place in a Rapidly Changing World. Register by July 20 and be entered for a chance to win a package of three relevant ebooks. Register here: More details at

    Melanie Lytle
    Baltimore MD

  • 7.  RE: Share Your Announcements/Events/Deadlines July 2021

    Posted 13 days ago
    Edited by Priya Chhaya 13 days ago
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    World Heritage Committee Meeting July 16-30

    Greetings NTHP Forum members, many of you may know that the 44th World Heritage Committee session started yesterday. Today topics included state of conservation report discussions and sustainable development policy. you may be interested in participating in a new platform for open discussion during the WHC meetings- OWHvoices. This is a platform launched by OurWorldHeritage a civil society movement to enhance protection of the earth's natural and cultural treasures. See the brief explanation attached. Register and post at

    Patricia ODonnell
    Charlotte VT


    OWHvoices flyer_lo res.pdf   822 KB 1 version

  • 8.  RE: Share Your Announcements/Events/Deadlines July 2021

    Posted 11 days ago

    Here are July dates and deadlines from the Society of Architectural Historians.

    July 28 - Race and the Historiography of American Architecture (free virtual program; open to the public)
    July 31 - Deadline to submit an application for the SAH David B. Brownlee Dissertation Award
    July 31 - Deadline to submit a nomination for the SAH Publication Awards and the SAH Award for Film and Video. The Antoinette Forrester Downing Book Award recognizes a published work devoted to historical topics in preservation.
    July 31 - Deadline to submit a nomination or self-nomination to the Call for Nomination to the SAH Board (2022-2025).

    Helena Dean
    Chicago IL

  • 9.  RE: Share Your Announcements/Events/Deadlines July 2021

    Posted 10 days ago
    Edited by Priya Chhaya 10 days ago
    This program came across my desk and I said I would share it here in the announcements section!

    America’s first-ever historic marker program dedicated to preserving the country’s food history recently launched in Syracuse with the installation of a sign celebrating the origins of the salt potato.

    The sign dedication kicked off the William G. Pomeroy Foundation’s Hungry for History™ grant program, which will fund the creation of roadside markers placed across the country that will celebrate the history of some of America’s most beloved foods. These markers will commemorate the role regional food specialties played in defining American culture and forging community identity. The Hungry for History program will ensure cherished culinary traditions passed down through the decades across the United States will live on for generations to come.

    Onondaga Historical Association (OHA), the inaugural Hungry for History™ grant recipient, dedicated the salt potato marker during a ceremony at the Salt Museum in Onondaga Lake Park near Syracuse. The marker celebrates the nearly 150-year history of the salt potato in Central New York, dating back to when Syracuse was a dominate player in the salt market, providing more than 80 percent of the nation’s supply. Many of the salt industry workers were Irish immigrants who fled the Great Potato Famine, and locals believe one of these workers threw his lunch, a potato, into a brine kettle used to extract salt. The rest is Syracuse history, as the food began appearing in local taverns as early as the 1880s. Photos of the marker can be found here.

    “There is no better way to kick off the Hungry for History program than by celebrating Central New York’s favorite summertime dish with its very own marker,” said Deryn Pomeroy, Director of Strategic Initiatives at the Pomeroy Foundation. “We can’t wait to see what other food specialties that communities across the country wish to commemorate with a Hungry for History marker.”

    The Pomeroy Foundation is accepting applications for "Hungry for History" roadside markers through September 13, with letters of intent due August 9. To qualify for the Hungry for History grant program, the regional food specialty must be a prepared, ready-to-eat dish with at least two ingredients that originated before 1960. The dish must still be available to eat today, and have historical significance to the surrounding community. More information on the Hungry for History application process can be found here.

    About the William G. Pomeroy Foundation 

    The William G. Pomeroy Foundation is committed to supporting the celebration and preservation of community history; and to raising awareness, supporting research and improving the quality of care for patients and their families who are facing a blood cancer diagnosis. One of the Pomeroy Foundation's main initiatives is to help people celebrate their community's history. Since 2006, when Bill Pomeroy established the Foundation's first marker program, the foundation has awarded more than 1,400 grants for markers and plaques nationwide.

    Contact: Brian Hayden, Hayden Public Relations, 716-857-0479

    Priya Chhaya
    Forum Connect Community Manager

    Associate Director of Content
    National Trust for Historic Preservation
    Washington DC