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The 2019 National Preservation Awards

The 2019 National Preservation Awards are being presented this week at PastForward 2019 in Denver, Colorado. The awards honor inspirational projects, individuals, and organizations that have demonstrated excellence in the field of preservation. Louise du Pont Crowninshield Award The Louise...

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Remarks at PastForward 2019 by Paul Edmondson

Good afternoon. Welcome to Denver, and welcome to PastForward, the National Preservation Conference. First, let me thank you for being here. You are what makes the preservation movement what it is – a vibrant community of people committed to saving places that matter – in our cities, on our...

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2019 PastForward Virtual Attendance and Social Media Details

PastForward 2019 kicks off here in Denver this week! Preservationists from all over the country—and even some of our international colleagues—will come together to learn, mingle, and immerse themselves in all that this amazing city has to offer. Can't attend in person? You can still be a...

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PastForward 2019 Preview: Revitalizing Small Communities – Dar Williams

Dar Williams has been called “one of America’s very best singer-songwriters” by The New Yorker. She’s released ten studio albums and authored four books including her latest, What I Found In A Thousand Towns . Known as much for her staunch progressive ideals as her raw acoustic energy,...

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PastForward 2019 Preview: Celebrating Women's History—Amythyst Kiah

Born in Chattanooga and now based in Johnson City, Amythyst Kiah’s commanding stage presence is matched by her raw and powerful vocals—a deeply moving, hypnotic sound that stirs echoes of a distant and restless past. Accompanied interchangeably with banjo, acoustic guitar, or a full band, her...

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PastForward 2019 Preview: Saving Urban Neighborhoods —Mindy Fullilove

National Trust conference attendees first heard from Dr. Mindy Fullilove at the National Preservation Conference in St.Paul, MN in 2007 where she talked about her book Root Shock: How Tearing Up City Neighborhoods Hurts America and What We Can Do About It . In the years since,...

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PastForward 2019 Preview: Celebrating Women’s History – Dr. Tiya Miles

Tiya Miles is the author of three multiple prize-winning works in the history of early American race relations, a prize-winning work of historical fiction, and various articles and op-eds on women’s history, history and memory, black public culture, and black and indigenous interrelated...

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PastForward 2019 Preview: Celebrating Women's History - Ada Deer

Ada Deer has spent her life advocating for American Indians across the United States. Born in 1935 she was the first Native American woman from Wisconsin to run for Congress, and the first American Indian to graduate with a master’s degree in social work from Columbia University. A member of the...

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