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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. Representatives from several institutions, including the National Park Service , National Archives and Library of Congress, talked about their plans for commemorating the centennial...


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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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2019 Louise du Pont Crowninshield Award: Ruth J. Abram

Editor's Note: These remarks were presented by Ruth Abram, the 2019 Louise du Pont Crowninshield Award recipient, on October 11 at PastForward 2019 in Denver Colorado. The Louise du Pont Crowninshield Award is the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s highest national recognition. Named...

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The 2019 National Preservation Awards

The 2019 National Preservation Awards are being presented this week at PastForward 2019 in Denver, Colorado. The awards honor inspirational projects, individuals, and organizations that have demonstrated excellence in the field of preservation. Louise du Pont Crowninshield Award The...

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Remarks at PastForward 2019 by Paul Edmondson

Good afternoon. Welcome to Denver, and welcome to PastForward, the National Preservation Conference. First, let me thank you for being here. You are what makes the preservation movement what it is – a vibrant community of people committed to saving places that matter – in our cities, on our...

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