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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-Century Icons...

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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 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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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?” “Can...


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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 are painted a...

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