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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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A Preservation Look Forward

This post is adapted from remarks at the February 23, 2019, National Trust for Historic Preservation Board of Trustees meeting. Board chairman Timothy Whalen invited me to speak at my last board meeting after more than two decades with the National Trust. Over the past 22 years, I made it a...

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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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The Future of Preservation Movement

This year marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act, and the National Preservation Conference scheduled for October 16-20 in San Francisco will focus on the future of the historic preservation movement. As an introduction to the issues that will be presented...


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Management: Salary Survey of Nonprofit Preservation Groups

Encouraged by the National Council of Preservation Executives, the National Trust surveyed 151 local and thirty-four slate preservation organizations last summer to determine the compensation packages of their two top management positions. While the Trust had conducted similar surveys previously...


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Inexorably Tied to Place: Contemplating Preservation in the New Year

As we consider the new year and the professional challenges and opportunities it is sure to bring, let me ask you this question: Why do you go to work every day? I asked myself that question the other day. I had just received a very nice note from my supervisor, David J. Brown, executive vice...

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What You May Have Missed in 2018: Preservation Leadership, Forum Style

Happy end of the year from Preservation Leadership Forum! Before you continue reading, you should know that while, yes, this is our annual roundup of the things you meant to read, listen to, and participate in over the last year, it is not a comprehensive list of everything that has happened...

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An Old Bridge Speaks About Race and History

Patricia Tyson has lived in her Silver Spring, Maryland, neighborhood for most of her life. She believes that the nearby Talbot Avenue Bridge, which is slated for demolition in early 2019 to make way for the construction of the new Purple Line light rail, has a voice. When Tyson was a child...

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Forum Journal: "Every Story Told": Centering Women's History (Vol. 32, No. 2)

This issue of the Forum Journal examines the preservation and interpretation of sites associated with women’s history—which means, to some degree, all historic sites. The articles explore a variety of approaches to telling women’s stories—as well as the many frequently “othered” stories with...

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