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A Q&A on Preserving African American Places: Growing Preservation’s Potential as A Path for Equity

The National Trust for Historic Preservation recently released Preserving African American Places: Growing Preservation’s Potential as a Path for Equity , a report that seeks to elevate emerging ideas, research, observations, and questions on the critically important issues of equitable...

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Preserving African American Places: Growing Preservation's Potential as a Path for Equity

Under the auspices of the African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund and funded by the Ford Foundation and The JPB Foundation, the National Trust for Historic Preservation presents Preserving African American Places: Growing Preservation's Potential as a Path for Equity . This report seeks...

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Reading List: Prepping for Town Halls at PastForward Online 2020

One of the new features this year at PastForward Online 2020 (October 27-30), are three live Town Halls. Using digital tools, these interactive sessions will provide a forum for open discussion and give you an opportunity to share your own beliefs and ideas for action. Each of these Town Halls...

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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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Building Relevance: Innovation in Preservation Practice

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

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Building Relevance: A Snapshot of the Preservation Movement

In the fall of 2019, before the death of George Floyd and the global pandemic, the National Trust for Historic Preservation circulated the 30-question survey, Challenges and Innovations Occurring in the Preservation Field . A deep desire for relevance—and its positive consequences related to...

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How Mapping the Chesapeake Watershed Will Illuminate African American History

In recent years, historic preservationists have acknowledged that historic sites and landscapes important to people of color are underrepresented in documentation and conservation priorities—a deficit that has deep repercussions for efforts to tell the full American story . In an often-cited...

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Preservation Profiles and Value of Podcasting During a Pandemic

At the start of 2020, the National Preservation Institute (NPI) was looking for ways to mark their 40 th anniversary—and then the pandemic hit. NPI had been providing in-person training in historic preservation and cultural resource management, but found itself needing to pivot in the face...

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Building an Inclusive Preservation Plan in Madison, Wisconsin

By Heather L. Bailey and Amy Loewenstein Scanlon The preservation program in Madison, Wisconsin, began in 1971 after a failed grassroots effort to save an 1853 mansion on the west side of the city. The galvanized new Landmarks Commission set out designating the most iconic architecture and...

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Dismantle Preservation: Getting Serious about Building a New Model for the Field

In late July 2020, preservationists from across the country gathered for the Dismantle Preservation Virtual Unconference. Organized and sponsored by Sarah Marsom a heritage resource consultant, this conference directly addressed some of the problematic areas of the preservation profession to...

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