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Remembering Dr. William J. Murtagh: Keeper of the Register, Preservation Pioneer

Bill Murtagh, who passed away on October 28 at age 95, was among the most visible and effective preservation leaders in the middle of the 20th century, when the movement was expanding its focus from historic sites, museums, and teaching to the emphasis on people and community that we recognize...

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2017 Pocantico Fellow Explores National Register and Cultural Landscapes

By Barbara Wyatt We are accepting applications for the 2018 Pocantico Fellowship (July 16–29) through March 30 . The Pocantico Fellowship afforded me an opportunity to write about the relationship between the National Register of Historic Places and cultural landscapes. As a...

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Fall 2000 Forum Journal: Our Post-War Past

​ Table of Contents When Sprawl Become Historic by Richard Moe Establishing Civilization on the Suburban Frontier by Charlene Roise Convergence: Commercial Advertising, the Automobile and Economic Freedom by Ted J. Ligibel The Extraordinary Postwar Suburb by Richard Longstreth ...

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Forum Journal: Significance Is Always Intangible: An Interview with the Keepers of the National Register

Earlier this year Preservation Leadership Forum published the Fall 2016/Winter 2017 issue of the Forum Journal . In that issue, “Fifty Years of Heritage So Rich: The National Historic Preservation Act,” authors sought to represent the breadth the Act and the programs it initiated,...

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Fall 2006 Forum Journal: Celebrating a Year of Preservation Anniversaries

Table of Contents Celebrating a Year of Preservation Anniversaries by Richard Moe The National Historic Preservation Act: A 40th Anniversary Appraisal by James A. Glass The Antiquities Act: A Century of American Archeology, Historic Preservation, and Nature Conservation by David Harmon,...

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Better Data, Broader Audiences: Technological Growth at the National Park Service

By Deidre McCarthy, Richard O' Connor, and Catherine Lavoie In honor of the 2016 anniversary of the National Park Service (NPS), Preservation Leadership Forum is hosting a series of blog posts highlighting its programs and history. In these posts NPS staff look back and on how far the...

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Many states maintain official lists of inventories or registers of historic and cultural resources. Along with celebrating a state's history, they identify properties for protection against potentially harmful governmental acts and for special funding and other incentives. State Register of...


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The National Register of Historic Places is the primary vehicle for identifying and protecting historic resources in the United States. National Register of Historic Places The National Register of Historic Places is the primary vehicle for identifying and protecting historic resources in the...