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Remembering Cathy Galbraith

The preservation community recently lost one of our best with the passing of Cathy Galbraith in Portland, Oregon. I only met Cathy a few times, but her reputation as a leader and a fighter transcended her work in Oregon—she was a source of inspiration to preservation leaders everywhere,...

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Why Old Places Matter: The Book

I am delighted to share the news that “ Why Old Places Matter ”—the book—is coming out on September 1, 2018. This compilation of essays, which originally appeared on Preservation Leadership Forum , is now being published by Rowman and Littlefield as part of the American Association for State...

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Proving the Power of Place: President Lincoln’s Cottage Visitor Impact Study

By Erin Carlson Mast A version of this piece originally appeared on the American Alliance of Museums website on March 20, 2018. The “Lincoln shiver” is what many of the staff and advisers called it during the restoration of President Lincoln’s Cottage . The shiver is a feeling one gets...

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Raised on Cornbread and Recollections

Earlier this month I took a memorable trip from Memphis, Tennessee, down to the Mississippi Delta with a group of preservation and history enthusiasts. Dr. Bill Ferris , the former chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities and one of the nation’s leading scholars on the American...

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Preservation Month 2018: 31 Days of Action for Preservation

We spend all year advocating for places that matter. During Preservation Month, we flex our preservationist muscles by setting aside time to celebrate and explore historic places in innovative ways. This May the National Trust needs your help. Complete the action items on the list below, and let...

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Plays Well with Others: Preservation Work Through Partnerships

Editor’s note: Preservation Month is coming up in May, and the National Trust for Historic Preservation encourages you to celebrate the important places in your community. Can collaborating with new and existing partners—as well as the other key concepts outlined in Preservation for People: A...

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Building the Young Preservationist Movement

When you look around at historic preservation events in your community, who do you see? Do you see a spectrum of individuals who represent the diversity of your community in terms of gender, ethnicity, profession, and age? If not, the time to work toward a more inclusive preservation movement is...

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Fall 2001 Forum Journal: U.S. Mayors Celebrate Preservation

​ Table of Contents Introduction by Richard Moe (Introduction: U.S. Mayors Celebrate Preservation) Preserving Providence’s Past to Create the City of the Future by Vincent A. Cianci, Jr. Cleveland: Our “Comeback” City Will Surprise You by Michael R. White Denver: Preserving the...


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A New Historic Preservation for the New Year

I once heard a developer observe, of preservationists, "For people so concerned about the past, you spend an awful lot of time talking about the future." I knew he was on to something. I used to think historic preservation was principally about protecting the past, but have come to learn that it...

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