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William Snyder’s House: Teaching to Tell the Full Story

Home to such historic sites as the National Register listed Crawford Grill No. 2 and playwright, Pittsburgh’s Hill District was long known as the “Crossroads of the World” because many European migrants and Southern Blacks settled there. Hill District home formerly owned by racketeer...

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Building Relevance: What are the Top Challenges Facing Preservation?

In the Fall of 2019 the National Trust for Historic Preservation sent out a survey to gain a better understanding of the movement’s core values, challenges being faced, and developing innovations.. In this final post digging into the results of that survey, Amy Webb examines the responses...

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Forum Webinar: Transforming Digital Engagement at Historic Sites

As we all know, preservationists and history professionals across the country have been forced to shift overnight the way they share, engage, and tell their stories from in-person programming to the digital realm. We recognize this has not been easy. Our webinar from Preservation Leadership...

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Heritage Conservation for All Ages

Sarah Marsom is the winner of the 2018 American Express Aspire Award, which recognizes an emerging leader who has made significant achievements in the preservation field. We asked Marsom to share some thoughts about her work—and the field overall. Fostering connections to the past and to...

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Probing the Issues of Town/Gown Conflict

When word leaks out that a university is going to expand, waves of fear sometimes spread through adjacent neighborhoods. Uncertainty and rumors abound. These neighborhoods were often established to support the institution with housing and services. Now they are in jeopardy by virtue of the...

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Education: Expanding heritage education

A collaborative workshop, “Expanding the Classroom: Integrating Your Community with Curriculum," was held in Salt Lake City from June 25 to 27. The first step in a larger heritage-education initiative, the workshop brought together a diverse group of people-teachers, curriculum specialists,...

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Why I Created the Guide to Becoming a Historic Preservationist

In the early 1990s, when I was in my 20s, I contemplated a career change from computer systems administration. It was an avocation that had found me—I had never had a desire to keep doing the work long term. I had not yet finished my undergraduate degree and was rigorously investigating various...

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Two Movements, Intertwined?

By John H. Sprinkle Jr. The Pocantico Center Preservation Fellowship, now in its fifth year, is funded by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. This two-week residential fellowship provides preservation professionals with the opportunity to reside...

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We Can Carry the Change in Preservation Forward—But Not Alone

Preservationists have made substantial progress toward a more inclusive, less restricted movement. Our practice is increasingly multifaceted—we are staffing historic sites, working in construction trades, supporting real estate and economic development, and working as advocacy professionals. And...

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