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Findings from the 2017 Heritage Preservation and Climate Change Survey

By January Tavel In 2017, the National Trust for Historic Preservation collaborated with ICF to launch the Heritage Preservation and Climate Change Survey. ICF is an organization with a long history of helping clients and partners overcome big challenges by creatively integrating the...

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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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What’s New with PastForward Online 2020

Note: The early bird deadline for PastForward Online 2020 is October 7! Be sure to register before then, rates will increase October 8. Every year the preservation community gathers for PastForward, the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s annual meeting. However, this is not a...

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Taliesin Preservation: 2019 Trustees Emeritus Award for Historic Site Stewardship

By Carrie Rodamaker History surrounds us, each and every day. But what does it teach us? How do we use the past to guide our future? That was a common theme at the 2019 PastForward Conference in Denver, Colorado, where Taliesin Preservation received the Trustees Emeritus Award for Historic...

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To the Moon and Back: Preserving Mission Control in Houston, Texas

In July of 2019, NASA’s Johnson Space Center completed a $5 million restoration that returned the Apollo Mission Control Center in Houston, Texas, to its former midcentury glory—just in time for the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. The mission control room is where NASA’s flight...

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PastForward 2019: Making the Vote Count - the Legacy of the 19th Amendment on C-SPAN (American History TV)

The year 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment’s ratification, granting women the right to vote. During this panel, which was recorded for CSPAN , representatives from several institutions, including the National Park Service , National Archives and Library of Congress, talked...


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Historic Denver: 2019 Trustee's Award for Organizational Excellence Recipient

Editor's Note: The nomination period for the 2020 National Preservation Awards has been extended. The new deadline is February 21. Historic Denver was founded in 1970 on the heels of the National Historic Preservation Act, a few years after the urban renewal wrecking ball left a scar...

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Serving Versus Observing Communities as Part of Preservation Practice

By Adriel Luis Editor's Note: This piece came out of a session at the 2018 PastForward Conference in San Francisco, California, which was led by Adriel Luis and Michelle Angela Ortiz . The session focused specifically on working and communicating with underrepresented communities as...

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Making a Difference: Reshaping the Past, Present, and Future Toward Greater Equity

By Justin Garrett Moore Editor's Note: This is an excerpt from Justin Garrett Moore's article "Making a Difference: Reshaping the Past, Present, and Future Toward Greater Equity" which was featured in Forum Journal: ReUrbanism: Past Meets Future in American Cities. Moore presented portions...

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