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Holistic Approaches, Inclusive Change

The core mission of preservation is to save the material culture of our past and interpret history. But how do the evaluation processes we use align with what the communities we work in value? What if there is no “material” to preserve? Whose history do we interpret, and who gets to say? To...

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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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Historic Places, Green Spaces: Teaching Preservation in Miami

In an effort to increase community awareness and engage young minds in historic preservation, the Dade Heritage Trust , Miami-Dade County’s largest historic preservation organization, developed a Florida curriculum standards–based program called Historic Places, Green Spaces. Funded through...

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Forum Webinar: Including Women in the Sequel: Re-Interpretation and Telling the Full History at Historic Sites

The latest Forum Webinar featured an in-depth discussion about including women’s history at historic sites. Kristen Laise, the executive director of Belle Grove Plantation ; Molly Jessup, the curator of education at the Oneida Community Mansion House ; and Barbara Lau from the Pauli Murray...

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Slide Deck: Including Women in the Sequel

This is the slide deck for the webinar "Including Women in the Sequel: Re-Interpretation and Telling the Full History at Historic Sites" which aired on March 14, 2018. #ForumWebinar #women #Interpretation #HistoricSites #Inclusion

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Including Women in the Sequel: Re-Interpretation and Telling the Full History at Historic Sites

Panelists from Belle Grove, the Oneida Community Mansion House, and the Pauli Murray House discuss their work telling women’s stories—including identifying source materials, developing interpretive plans, and building narratives that tell a broader American story. #ForumWebinar #HistoricSites...


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Historic Charleston Foundation Launches Preservation App, Part II

By Lauren Northup Want to hear more about Historic Charleston's new app? Attend our January webinar to hear Lauren Northup and two other panelists talk about technology and storytelling. Sign up for the mailing list today. It became apparent quite early in the development process of the...

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Historic Charleston Foundation Launches Preservation App, Part I

By Lauren Northup This is the first of two posts . Want to hear more about Historic Charleston's new app? Attend our January webinar to hear Lauren Northup and two other panelists talk about technology and storytelling. Sign up for the mailing list today. In October, Historic Charleston...

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Spring 2008 Forum Journal: America's Historic Sites at a Crossroads

Table Of Contents Introduction: The Call for a National Conversation by James Vaughan Historic House Museums: An Embarrassment of Riches? by Marian A. Godfrey Crisis or Transition? Diagnosing Success at Historic Sites by Max A. van Balgooy Funding the Fundamentals by...

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Existential and Evolving: Women’s History at National Trust Sites

In this post, which concludes the Forum Blog series about women's history and historic preservation, Katherine Malone-France examines the evolving nature of women's history at National Trust for Historic Preservation historic sites. Interested in discussing this post with other readers?...

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