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Share Your Announcements/Events/Deadlines September 2021

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

    Posted 21 days ago
    Hello Forum Connect and welcome to September 2021 (is anyone else listening to Earth, Wind, and Fire on repeat today?)!

    I know that everyone has a lot on their plate right now so I wanted to take a moment and share a piece I published today by @Raina Regan on the Burnout Crisis in Historic Preservation. We know that everyone is dealing with much more than what is occurring in our professional lives (you know a pandemic, hurricanes, earthquakes, wildfires, geo-political upheaval, and the fact that children are heading back to school) and thought that this piece provides some perspective on what we need to do to safeguard our mental health at work so that we can deal with what is happening at home.

    Speaking of natural disasters we went through and reviewed the links we had on our disaster recovery pages. While we are adding more material as we become aware of it, I wanted to share our pages with anyone who might need them. Make sure to also check out our resources on Preservation Leadership Forum and some quick  articles on

    I hope that Forum Connect can serve as a place to ease some of that burden as you connect with colleagues and access resources for some of your most pressing concerns and questions. As always I'm here to help if you need support using the community.

    Here is what happened last month on Preservation Leadership Forum and what's coming up:



    I hope everyone has a safe and healthy month. Feel free to share your announcements below, and remember to abide by our code of conduct!

    Priya Chhaya
    Forum Connect Community Manager

    Associate Director of Content
    National Trust for Historic Preservation
    Washington DC

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

    Posted 20 days ago

    Registration is open for Preserving Historic Places: Indiana's Statewide Preservation Conference.  This year's program kicks-off with a talk by Sara Bronin, President Biden's nominee to chair the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation.  Di Gao, Real Estate Specialist for the National Trust, joins a panel that explores ideas for preservation and affordable housing advocates to work together to achieve mutual goals.

    A full agenda and registration information is available on the conference website.


    Suzanne Rollins Stanis

    Director of Heritage Education and Information


    Indiana Landmarks

    1201 Central Avenue

    Indianapolis, IN 46202

    Ph. 317-639-4534, 800-450-4534

    Fax: 317-639-6734


    Indiana Landmarks revitalizes communities, reconnects us to our heritage, and saves meaningful places.


    Become a member  I  Subscribe to our e-letter  I  Find us on Facebook  I  Follow us on Twitter


    Suzanne Stanis
    Indianapolis IN

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

    Posted 19 days ago
    Thanks for this I fo on the Indiana Landmarks conference. Always a great gathering. Looking forward to attending.

    Mary Lu Seidel
    Chicago IL

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

    Posted 15 days ago
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    The City of Fort Smith, Arkansas is interested in obtaining the services of a professional preservation consultant to evaluate resources and prepare an architectural resource survey of the Belle Grove Historic District residential neighborhood, which includes approximately 125 properties. The survey must be completed by June 30, 2022. Work on the survey must begin by November 1, 2021. Qualifications should include experience with architectural resource surveys, capacity to perform the work, past record of performance, and familiarity with the area to be surveyed. Depending on experience, the consultant may need to obtain survey training from the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program before the work commences.

    A Letter of Interest and qualifications will be accepted by the City of Fort Smith, Planning Department, P.O. Box 1908, Fort Smith, AR 72902, until 5:00 p.m., September 13, 2021, or, by email at If additional information is needed, contact Megan Bailey at 479-784-2216.

    Megan Bailey
    City of Fort Smith Arkansas
    Fort Smith AR


    RFQ with Addendum.pdf   218 KB 1 version

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

    Posted 20 days ago
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    The City of San Antonio Office of Historic Preservation (OHP) is seeking proposals from qualified consulting firms to prepare a comprehensive Citywide Strategic Plan for Cultural Context statements. The consultant will also write the first cultural context statement based on methodologies developed in the strategic plan. The plan will provide guidance on prioritizing cultural context statements that specifically address underrepresented communities and their under-told stories.  Please see the attached RFP for more details. Contact Claudia Guerra, if you have any questions.

    Claudia Guerra
    San Antonio TX

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

    Posted 20 days ago
    Please join us for the Lonesome Historic Site Bicentennial Celebration. View the flier here.

    Oct. 2, 2021, starting at 10:00 am
    Lonesome Historic Site
    2006 Hwy 96, Burns TN

    Bill Austin
    Issaquah WA

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

    Posted 15 days ago
    APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN: Getty Conservation Guest Scholar Program 2022-2023

    The Conservation Guest Scholars Program provides opportunities for professionals to pursue research on topics that bring new knowledge and fresh perspectives to the field of conservation.

    Guest Scholar grants are for established scholars, or individuals who have attained distinction in their fields. Applications are welcome from researchers of all nationalities working in conservation, historic preservation, heritage science, and related fields.

    For eligibility details, terms, and how to apply, visit Deadline is November 1, 2021.

    Anna Duer
    Reference Librarian
    Getty Conservation Institute
    Los Angeles, CA

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

    Posted 14 days ago
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    Join US/ICOMOS for "Responding to Challenges Across the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem" to learn about adaptation to increased tourism and climate change.  Speakers will be Yellowstone Superintendent Cam Sholly and Wildlife Biologist Douglas W. Smith. This free/contribution optional #worldheritagewebinar takes place on 23 September noon ET / 10 am MT.
    Learn more:

    Jennifer Spreitzer

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

    Posted 13 days ago

    SAH Membership Grants for Emerging Professionals

    SAH Membership Grants provide emerging scholars with a one-year digital SAH Individual membership to bridge the gap between the Society's subsidized student memberships and the full-cost SAH memberships. These awards are intended for emerging scholars, regardless of age or employment status, who are new to the field of architectural history or its related disciplines.
     These grants are funded by the Society of Architectural Historians' Scott Opler Endowment for New Scholars.

    The award consists of a one-year digital SAH Individual membership. SAH will recognize the award winners at the
    SAH 2022 Annual International Conference in Pittsburgh and in the SAH Newsletter.

    Criteria for Application
    These grants are intended to open membership in SAH to emerging scholars who are engaged in the study of architectural history and its related disciplines.

    An emerging scholar for these purposes is defined as a person, regardless of age or employment status, who is new to the field of architectural history or its related disciplines and has received a terminal master's degree or PhD within the past five years (January 1, 2016–July 31, 2021).

    Emerging scholars who are adjuncts or unemployed are encouraged to apply. The applicant may be either a new or renewing member of SAH. The intention of the award is to act as a bridge between SAH's current reduced-rate student memberships, which are subsidized by SAH, and the full cost of annual membership in SAH. 

    Application Details
    To apply, you will need to provide a current CV (2 pages max) and a brief statement explaining how the grant will help further your professional interests. The application deadline is September 30, 2021. 

    Helena Dean
    Chicago IL

  • 10.  RE: Share Your Announcements/Events/Deadlines September 2021

    Posted 9 days ago
    Join the Gibson House Museum as we travel back in time to the 1920s!  A bee's knees of a virtual trivia event...
    a real sockdolager!  And if you know your 1920s facts, you know what that means.....

    Sheet Music Cover for The Original Charleston

    Tuesday, September 14
    7:00 - 8:00pm
    Tickets:  $10 to benefit the preservation of the Gibson House Museum
    To register:
    A zoom link will be emailed to all resgistrants

    RSVP by Tuesday, September 14 at noon

    Grab some giggle water, or some noodle juice, and show you know your onions about the 20s!

    Jacqueline Blombach
    Gibson House Museum
    Boston, MA

    Jacqueline Blombach
    Gibson House Museum
    Boston, MA

  • 11.  RE: Share Your Announcements/Events/Deadlines September 2021

    Posted 2 days ago
    Stewardship for Climate Action Programming Announced!

    Buildings account for 75% of greenhouse gas emissions in Washington, DC. There is no path to a carbon-free future without rapidly and comprehensively transforming DC's building sector. DCPL will conduct a series of six public programs exploring how building sector stewardship can best contribute to meeting DC's climate commitments. Three programs will be conducted in the fall of 2021, three more in the spring of 2022. Each program will be organized as a symposium, engaging subject experts, community representatives, and stakeholders.

    Program 1 will be held on Wednesday, September 29th from 9-noon: offers baseline information on the building sector and urban infrastructure and its specific relevance to DC's climate action strategies. 

    Featured speakers include: Lisa Benton-Short, Prof of Geography and Program Director for Sustainability at George Washington University; Gregory Squires, Professor of Sociology and Public Policy & Public Administration at George Washington University; Sarah Vonesh, Director of Preservation Planning at EHT Traceries, and GIS Specialist Brian Kraft.

    Programs are free and open to the public and will be offered in-person and online via zoom. 

    Rebecca Miller
    Washington DC