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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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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 in...

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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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Management: Addressing the Real Issues

What does it take in the 1990s to succeed in running a historical organization? A Ph.D. plus an M.B.A. plus a law degree? A combination of the business acumen of Lee lacocca, the intellectual grasp of Arnold Toynbee, and the ability to pull ’em in of P.T. Bamum? What happens to mission in the...

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January/February 1992 Forum Journal: Focus on Heritage Education

Table of Contents The Wide Net of Heritage Education by Diane Ravitch The Role of Heritage Educators in History-Centered Curricula by Diane L. Brooks Heritage Education in the School Curriculum by John J. Patrick A Commitment to Education by Kathleen Hunter Four Case Studies by Meggett B....