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Forum Journal: Relevance and Resilience, Proceedings from PastForward Online 2020

The latest issue of Forum Journal captures the proceedings from PastForward Online 2020, the historic preservation movement’s first-ever all-virtual national conference which drew more than 4,000 registrants. Like the national conference, Forum Journal opens with introductory...

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Forum Journal: Relevance and Resilience: Proceedings from PastForward Online 2020 (Vol. 33, No. 1)

The latest issue of Forum Journal captures the proceedings from PastForward Online 2020, the historic preservation movement’s first-ever all-virtual national conference which drew more than 4,000 registrants. Like the national conference, Forum Journal opens with introductory remarks by...

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Brown v. Board: Cheryl Brown Henderson and the Legacy of the 1954 Supreme Court Case

One of the most significant landmark cases in the history of the United States, the 1954 Supreme Court decision Brown v. Board of Education compiled cases from five communities across the South, East, and Midwest to desegregate American schools. Late last year, the National Trust identified work...

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What Does Home Mean to You? Diverse Stories of Victory and Loss from California

By Christine Madrid French When Louisa Bird Cunningham founded the Ladies of Mount Vernon in 1853, she focused on the concept of “home” to save President George Washington’s house in Virginia. That moment, recognized as one of the earliest historic preservation movements in the United...

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From Trails to Timber: Uncovering Black History in Oregon

The West is filled with stories of cowboys, loggers, pioneers, and homesteaders seeking new lives often under uncertain, tough circumstances. Now imagine if the stories and those individuals who forged new paths for themselves and their families on the frontier were Black. In 1857, the state of...

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7 Preservation Resolutions for 2021

Editor's Note: For a look back at 2020 check out last week's post Looking Back on 2020: Where Do We Go From Here? and make sure to share your preservation resolutions on Forum Connect. 2020 was a rough year. For thousands of non-profit organizations across the country in small towns and...

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Looking Back on 2020: Where Do We Go From Here?

At the heart of our work as historic preservationists is the philosophy of acknowledging and managing change. Every place, landscape, or piece of cultural heritage we strive to protect is affected by external factors that can be attributed to both human and natural intervention. Our challenge...

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Continuing Community in New Orleans

New Orleans is more than beignets and Bourbon Street, voodoo queens and Mardi Gras. An old city with a multicultural blend of its African, French, Cajun, and Spanish roots, this city has a culture that is all its own. This includes the unique architecture, with its distinctive ironwork,...

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Perspectives of Neighborhood Change

By Jenna Dublin Editor's Note: This article by Jenna Dublin is the introductory essay in a compendium of essay’s called Perspectives of Neighborhood Change . This compendium is part of a broader collection of resources for the report Preserving African American Places: Growing Preservation's...

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Perspectives of Neighborhood Change

Developed in the summer of 2018, ten students at universities across the United States were selected as AACHAF Research Fellows from a competitive pool of applicants and were commissioned to research and write essays on neighborhood change and historic preservation in each of the ten study...

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