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Preserving the Sites of American Music

By Jeffrey A. “Free” Harris It took me years to realize how many music sites surrounded me while I was growing up in Hampton, Virginia. I attended my first concert at Fort Monroe—a National Historic Landmark, National Monument , and a National Treasure of the National Trust for Historic...

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Full Recordings of the PastForward 2017 TrustLives Are Now Available

This past fall attendees from across the country gathered in Chicago for PastForward 2017. During the conference, attendees were treated to three TrustLive keynote presentations that provided connective tissue between the work of preservation in Technology, Health, and the Future of Cities. ...

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PastForward 2018 Call for Ideas

We want your input to shape the educational programming at PastForward 2018, which will take place in San Francisco, November 13–16! Is there a topic you’d like covered or a speaker you’d like to see? Submit your ideas by February 5. Suggest critical content or a dynamic, engaging expert whose...

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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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2017: A Year of Challenges, A Year of Change

Going into 2017 we know that we’ll be facing a number of challenges to saving places… We, as advocates, will have to work harder and more creatively to tell the stories of the people and places that comprise our diverse historical fabric and to ensure their protection. While I couldn’t see...

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PastForward is about the Future: A PastForward 2017 Recap

Friday at PastForward began with our final TrustLive, which featured documentarian Holly Morris. Morris' presentation, which focused on her film, "The Babushkas of Chernobyl," was followed by a discussion with Anna Ricklin from the American Planning Association; Bonnie McDonald from Landmarks...

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