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Summer 1999 Forum Journal : New Direction in Heritage Tourism

​ Table of Contents A Decade of Heritage Tourism by Amy Jordan Webb Tourism and the Environment: What's the Connection? by Edward T. McMahon Experiencing America through Heritage Tourism by Peter Brink American Pathways 2000: Honoring the Past, Imagining the Future by...

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Replacing the Ceiling at the Glass House

In 2015 staff at the Glass House —a National Trust for Historic Preservation historic site—observed a noticeable sag in the ceiling. It had dropped low enough to disturb the swing of two doors, and the dips were visible from outside the building. The investigation team discovered that the wood...

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Safeguarding Our Heritage: Preserving Cherokee Nation

By Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker Editor's Note: The National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Trustees Emeritus Award for Historic Site Stewardship recognizes success and innovation in historic preservation, management, and programming at historic sites. Want to submit a...

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Proving the Power of Place: President Lincoln’s Cottage Visitor Impact Study

By Erin Carlson Mast A version of this piece originally appeared on the American Alliance of Museums website on March 20, 2018. The “Lincoln shiver” is what many of the staff and advisers called it during the restoration of President Lincoln’s Cottage . The shiver is a feeling one gets...

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Historic Places, Green Spaces: Teaching Preservation in Miami

In an effort to increase community awareness and engage young minds in historic preservation, the Dade Heritage Trust , Miami-Dade County’s largest historic preservation organization, developed a Florida curriculum standards–based program called Historic Places, Green Spaces. Funded through...

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The Significance of a Written Record: Interpreting the James Brice House

By Willie Graham The Brice House and the accompanying record of James Brice’s accounts leave tantalizing clues about his bid to rise through the elite society of Annapolis, Maryland, late in the colonial era. Interior of the Brice House | Credit: Willie Graham James Brice’s father,...

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HOPE Crew Four Case Studies

In 2014, the National Trust launched the HOPE (Hands-On Preservation Experience) Crew to train young adults in preservation skills, while helping to protect and restore historic sites. Youth and veterans are trained in the skills necessary to perform preservation work through a cooperative...

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The Six-Decade Restoration of the Bowling Alley at Lyndhurst

By Tom Richmond The 1894 Recreation Pavilion at Lyndhurst houses the two oldest regulation-sized bowling lanes in the world. Helen Gould, daughter of railroad magnate and former Lyndhurst owner Jay Gould, commissioned what we now refer to as the Bowling Alley two years after her father’s...

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Forum Webinar: Including Women in the Sequel: Re-Interpretation and Telling the Full History at Historic Sites

The latest Forum Webinar featured an in-depth discussion about including women’s history at historic sites. Kristen Laise, the executive director of Belle Grove Plantation ; Molly Jessup, the curator of education at the Oneida Community Mansion House ; and Barbara Lau from the Pauli Murray...

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