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Share Your Announcements/Events/Deadlines July 2020

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

    Posted 07-06-2020 12:15
    Welcome to July!

    This is the space for community members to share events, deadlines, and announcements from their part of the preservation world.

    This month (starting tomorrow) Preservation Leadership Forum, in partnership with Main Street America is holding a multi-part webinar series on Advocacy and Historic Preservation. It will take place every Tuesday from July 7-August 4. You can learn more on our webinar page.

    We also hope to be sharing more information about the changes to our now online PastForward confernece. If you haven't signed up to be on the mailing list visit

    I am so glad we're continuing our discussions on preservation, equity, and social justice in the preservation field we have two main threads on this topic right now, but feel free to start new ones on specific areas of our work if you want.

    As always remember that while this space exists for discussion, connection, and problem solving, we do have a code of conduct

    Priya Chhaya
    Associate Director, of Content
    National Trust for Historic Preservation
    Washington DC

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

    Posted 07-08-2020 11:13

    Join me on July 28th for the Dismantle Preservation Virtual Unconference!
    Talks include:
    • Expanding Who is Investing 
    • Bias in Preservation 
    • Rage Against the Student Loan Machine 
    • Building Union Power in Preservation
    • Let's Talk About Mental Health 
    • Expanding the Preservation Narrative: From Research to Action. 

    #DismantlePreservation is more than a virtual event, it is a Call to Action. To promote the Historic Preservation field as a professional discipline and to increase our capacity to sustain our ability to support our communities, we must advocate for preservation professionals to receive equitable compensation. There are two areas to address to promote salary equity:

    1. We can no longer support unpaid internships in our field
    2. We can no longer allow organizations and job boards to impede salary transparency by omitting compensation in job descriptions.

    To register for Dismantle Preservation Virtual Unconference CLICK HERE to learn more about the Call to Action CLICK HERE.

    Sarah Marsom
    Heritage Resource Consultant
    Tiny Activist Project

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

    Posted 07-08-2020 22:08
    A few years ago my son graduated from a small, private school. His mother and I were happy to pay most of his costs in order to keep his student loan debt as low as possible - well as low as it can be these days. Going in to his senior year, we learned he would have to complete an internship before he could graduate. My son is resourceful, and he found a good one, unpaid of course, with Nashville metro government. This meant another semester of tuition, but also the out-of-pocket costs of three months of housing, food and and all the associated costs of moving to, and living in, an expensive city.

    A short time after this, I started a petition stating that colleges be prevented from requiring the completion of unpaid internships in order to graduate, but I didn't support it and it died. As government at the federal and state level abdicated its role in making college affordable, the university system was unsustainable before the pandemic. It will be interesting to see what form it will take in the future.

    Jim Sparks
    Sparks Architecture
    Glasgow, KY

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

    Posted 07-13-2020 18:00
    Edited by Cindy Olnick 07-13-2020 20:38
    Hi all -- This Thursday (July 16), I'm doing a free webinar for the National Preservation Partners Network on preservation communications and marketing:

    Communications and Marketing 
    Thursday, July 16
    11:30 am Pacific time
    Free; registration required

    We'll talk about issues like
    • Messaging our work in the contexts of the pandemic and racial justice
    • Transitioning from in-person to virtual (programming, communications, engagement, everything)
    • And, of course, fundraising
    Please let me know if you have any questions. Hope to see you there!


    Cindy Olnick
    Communications consultant for historic places and preservation
    Los Angeles, CA

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

    Posted 07-15-2020 13:00

    Hi All,

    My name is Lillyanne, the community engagement intern from Indow. We (Indow) have worked with historic preservationists because of our low-impact window inserts. This relationship has evolved to Indow supporting historic preservationists who emphasize that a place's importance relies on the communities who value it. Our window zine aims to tell this side of the story.

    We are hosting a $50 lottery on Instagram for those who comment, follow, and submit a photo/drawing of a Black History Site. I have drawn Black History Sites in Portland which are seen on our Instagram. We also made a video for further explanation of why Black History Sites and the zine further relate to Indow here.

    Here is the blurb:
    💰 Enter into the lottery by August 1, 2020 for a chance to win $50 💰 To enter your name into the lottery, ➡️ complete ALL three tasks ⬅️ The name drawn from the lottery will be individually notified via Instagram and email on August 1, 2020 💰 Each person only receives one slot regardless of how many submissions 💰 Questions or concerns? Email 💰 Tasks: 🖤1) Go to and submit a photo or drawing of a Black history site in your community. It can be a home, business, or place that tells the story of someone or something important within Black American history. (see examples at #BlackHistorySite) 🖤 2) Tag three friends via comment on this post. 🖤 3) Follow our Instagram @indowwindows

    Lillyanne Pham
    Community Engagement Intern
    Portland OR

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

    Posted 07-19-2020 20:18
    The Gibson House Museum in Boston has three upcoming virtual events on queer history. The first, this Tuesday, is great for museum professionals. Click below or visit to register. 


    Pride Month might be over, but LGBTQ+ history is important year-round. Join us for three events this summer to continue the discussion. Learn about our process of creating the queer history tour, watch a short film about Charlie and discuss with its creator, and take the virtual version of our specialty tour, Charlie Gibson's Queer Boston. Reservations are required, and all events take place via Zoom. Further details, the recipe to our themed cocktail, and additional resources will be sent to all registrants.

    Interpreting Queer History at the Gibson House 
    Tuesday, July 21, 2020
    6:00-6:30 p.m.
    Free, registration required

    Last year, we launched a specialty tour called Charlie Gibson's Queer Boston. View a short presentation on the development of that tour and the importance of highlighting queer history. Bring your questions or comments for a discussion to follow. This talk is perfect for museum professionals, historians, and those interested in queer history/studies.

    The Wounded Eros
    Film showing and discussion with filmmaker Todd S. Gernes, Ph.D.

    Tuesday, July 28, 2020
    6:00-6:45 p.m.
    $5 suggested donation

    The short documentary film The Wounded Eros explores the relationship between Charlie Gibson's literary career and the material culture of the Gibson House, within the context of turn-of-the-twentieth-century gay Boston. A showing of this 12-minute film will be followed by a discussion with documentary historian Todd S. Gernes. Audience questions will be welcome.

    Todd S. Gernes is an associate professor of history at Stonehill College. He is presently writing a book about Charles Hammond Gibson Jr. and his literary circle in late-nineteenth-century Boston and beyond. Professor Gernes is a member of the board of the Gibson House Museum.

    Charlie Gibson's Queer Boston: Virtual Tour
    Tuesday, August 4, 2020
    6:00-7:00 p.m.
    $5 suggested donation

    Explore the Gibson House and the gay subculture of early-twentieth-century Boston through Charlie Gibson's eyes. The story of the Museum's founder is one of legacy and family history, of the fading grandeur of Victorian-era Boston, and of Boston's LGBTQ history.

    Jacqueline Blombach
    Gibson House Museum

    Jacqueline Blombach
    Gibson House Museum
    Taconic CT

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

    Posted 07-21-2020 10:30

    U.S. Civil Rights Sites Webinar, 30 July 2020
    The US National Committee of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (US/ICOMOS) Presents a live webcast of:
    U.S. Civil Rights Movement Sites and the World Heritage List

    Date: Thursday, July 30, 2020

    Time: Noon – 1:00 PM EDT

    Register today:

    Please join US/ICOMOS for a webinar on the efforts to preserve, restore, and interpret African American heritage sites associated with the Modern Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s, as well as the effort to develop a potential serial nomination of U.S. Civil Rights Movement Sites for possible inscription on the World Heritage List.


    • Brent Leggs, Executive Director of the National Trust for Historic Preservation's African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund
    • Denise Gilmore, Acting Executive Director of the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
    • Robert Stanton, former Director of the National Park Service

    For more information including speaker photos and bios, please visit:


    The US National Committee of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (US/ICOMOS) promotes the conservation of world heritage and stronger connections to the global heritage community through advocacy, education, and the international exchange of people and ideas. ICOMOS is one of the three formal advisory bodies to the UNESCO World Heritage Committee responsible for the evaluation of all nominations of cultural properties made to the World Heritage List.

    Follow us at:

    • Twitter: @USICOMOS
    • LinkedIn: @usicomos
    • Facebook: @usicomos
    • Instagram: @us_icomos
    • Hashtag: #USICOMOS

    Jennifer Spreitzer
    Bethesda MD

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

    Posted 07-22-2020 15:32

    Please join us TONIGHT, Wednesday, July 22 at 5:00 PM Hawaii Time (8:00 PM PST)

    Streamed Live via ZoomYouTube and

    Historic Hawai'i Foundation is pleased to invite you to attend the 46th Annual Historic Preservation Honor Awards livestream event on Wednesday, July 22nd from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.

    This year's honorees reflect the unique diversity and richness of Hawai'i's history and heritage.  23 preservation awards and 15 anniversaries of kama'āina organizations will be recognized, and photographer David Franzen will be honored as the Frank Haines Award in Lifetime Achievement.

    The one-hour program will include an exclusive talk story with David Franzen and the awards presentation and slideshow.

    Please join us in celebrating the honorees' commitment to excellence and collaboration, and the spirit of community pride and optimism that they embrace. 

    Andrea Nandoskar
    Honolulu HI

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

    Posted 07-23-2020 08:39

    Greatly enjoyed the talk last night and seeing the historic theater even without the audience!


    P 540.951.1661 or  P 202.588.6234     C 540.273.7036 

    The Watergate Office Building

    2600 Virginia Avenue NW  Suite 1000  Washington, DC 20037


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

    Posted 07-24-2020 19:00

    The Florida Main Street Program and the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation are presenting our first ever joint annual conference Preservation on Main Street, July 29-31, 2020. This year's conference will be a virtual experience and the cost is only $25. Visit to register and see the agenda.


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

    Posted 07-30-2020 15:16
    Edited by Andrea Nandoskar 07-30-2020 15:32

    Shipwrecks & Seafaring Stories of Hawaii's Past: A virtual presentation

    Live Presentation of Stories of Hawaii's Maritime History

    Thursday, July 30, 2020  –  4:30 to 5:30 P.M. (Hawaii Standard Time) (7:30 P.M. PST / 10:30 P.M. EST)

    What do a Civil War-era steamship, whaling ships, WWII aircraft & Japanese super-submarines have in common? These, and a multitude of other wrecks are firmly nestled in the waters surrounding the Hawaiian Islands.

    Journey with Dr. Hans Van Tilburg of NOAA as he shares tales of survival and intrigue and other historical accounts of Hawaii's underwater cultural heritage in this unique presentation.

    The ocean is a museum of lost shipwrecks that reflect our maritime past in the Pacific, from the days of the explorers to the plantation era and two world wars. These wrecks are undiscovered bits of history that can tell us surprising things about the past. Finding them and surveying the nearby sites, particularly in the deep ocean, is a unique and challenging endeavor that has not been comprehensively explored until now.

    OR view the livestream on the HHF YouTube channel:

    The talk will include opportunities throughout for Q&A with the presenter.

    Hans Van Tilburg was originally introduced to the ocean on board his father's sloop Brunhilde at the age of eight, and started to dive at the age of 11 in 1972.

    He is currently the Maritime Heritage Cordinator Pacific Islands Region for NOAA's Office of National Marine Sanctuaries in Hawai`i and has served as a consultant for UNESCO's intangible cultural heritage program, as well as co-instructor for UNESCO's Underwater Cultural Heritage Foundation courses in Thailand and Jamaica and Sint Eustatius.

    Hans has taught numerous university courses in maritime history and published over 30 articles and book reviews, as well as several books.

    (Photo at top: One of the many steamship wreck sites around the islands. Students swimming through the engine and boiler of the SS Hornet, a cattle boat serving the ranching industry, on the north shore of Lāna`i. [H Van Tilburg NOAA ONMS]) 

    Andrea Nandoskar
    Honolulu HI

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

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