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Spring 2006 Forum Journal: Viewpoints

​ Table of Contents The Preservation and Restoration of Conscience by Ruth J. Abram Sustainability: The Ongoing Challenge for Historic Sites by Colin G. Campbell Advocacy for Heritage Sites by Fiona Reynolds Visionaries vs. Pragmatists: The Debate Over How to Interpret 20th...


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Summer 2014 Forum Journal: Stepping into the Future at Historic Sites

Historic sites are cool these days. Not because they are a place to get out the summer's heat, but because cool stuff is happening--community gardens, gatherings for student activists, performance art, surprising exhibits, and creative workshops to name just a few. And it turns out there are an...


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The Preservation and Restoration of Conscience

Presented at the International Conference of National Trusts held in Washington, D.C., October 15-19, 2005. I begin with this story—A man came upon a little bird, lying on its back with its feet in the air. “Little bird,” said the man, “what are doing?” &ldquo...

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The Usable Past

Do you agree with historian Daniel Boorstein, who said: "Planning for the future wit-out a sense of the past is like trying to plant cut flowers." And do you agree with Arthur Bestor, who said: "Deprive me of my historical consciousness, and in the most literal sense, I do not know who I am." ...

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After 1935: What’s Next for the Lower East Side Tenement Museum

By: Kira Garcia Delancey Street facade of 103 Orchard, as it appeared in a circa 1940 photograph. It shows two stores with different infill at left, and ornamental entrance surround at apartment and easement entries at right. Brickwork and terra cotta on upper floors...

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