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Resource List: Learning About LGBTQ Spaces Through Mapping and Context Statements

Last fall during the PastForward Online 2020 diversity affinity session on the preservation of LGBTQ Historic Sites, attendees flooded the chat with links to resources related to the LGBTQ history in the United States. While you can access the full list of links and watch the affinity session ...

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Tell the Full Story: Recordings from the Affinity Sessions at PastForward Online 2020

For many, the diversity affinity sessions at the annual PastForward conference are a highlight of the program. Conceived to provide a dedicated time and place for underrepresented groups to gather at the conference, these sessions offer room for dialogue and exchange, as well as the...

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What Does Home Mean to You? Diverse Stories of Victory and Loss from California

By Christine Madrid French When Louisa Bird Cunningham founded the Ladies of Mount Vernon in 1853, she focused on the concept of “home” to save President George Washington’s house in Virginia. That moment, recognized as one of the earliest historic preservation movements in the United...

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Interpreting LGBTQ History at the Alice Austen House

By Janice Monger and Denise Rompilla The Forum Blog is publishing a series about women's history and historic preservation. This post is the second case study in the series. Interested in discussing this post with other readers? Sign up for Forum Connect . We at the Alice Austen...

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Short Films, Panel Conversations Celebrate LGBTQ Historic Places in L.A.

By Laura Dominguez Though often eclipsed by San Francisco and New York City, Los Angeles has long been at the forefront of creating and shaping a collective yet diverse lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning/queer (LGBTQ) identity. For decades the L.A. region and its residents...

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The NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project: Engaging a Modern Audience

By Amanda Davis New York City is home to countless historic and cultural sites associated with the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community, yet only one—the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village—has been officially recognized by the city’s Landmarks...

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preservationVOICES: A Reading List

With fall quickly approaching, we have kicked off our annual PastForward reading lists! Over the next few weeks, we’ll be providing a curated selection of reports, articles, and videos to prep you for our annual conference. We hope that they’ll spark discussions come November 15...

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LGBTQ History Is American History

By Megan E. Springate 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 staff look back on how far the NPS has come and forward to where it hopes to go...

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The Mildred Colodny Diversity Scholarship

The Mildred Colodny Diversity Scholarship program provides financial assistance and experiential learning opportunities to individuals preparing for careers in historic preservation. The Mildred Colodny Diversity Scholarship The Mildred Colodny Diversity Scholarship program provides financial...


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Blazing Trails with Pink Triangles and Rainbow Flags: New Directions in the Preservation and Interpretation of Gay and Lesbian Heritage

In recent years, the leading preservation institutions in the United States have made major commitments to diversity. The preservation movement`s search for an expanded constituency and growing awareness of the tangible heritage of Native Americans, ethnic communities of color, and women have...