The “stand in front of the bulldozers” approach to saving historic sites is so yesterday. Today preservationists employ a wide variety of tactics to protect treasured resources. The National Trust and its partners have used many of these strategies to save sites in the our portfolio...
In the past, editorial cartoonists routinely depicted determined preservationists having a last-minute face-off with looming bulldozers to protest the demolition of a grand old courthouse or historic theater. While that approach may have grabbed the headlines 50 years ago, today the preservation...
The Modjeska Simkins House in Columbia, SC, was the site of many meetings between Simkins, Thurgood Marshall and other activists. It was here that Briggs v. Elliott was written, a SC case that became, in 1954 one of the cases grouped in the Supreme Court case, Brown v. Board of Education. |...
Fundraising, marketing, legal work, advocacy—all come in to play when protecting historic sites. Saving a place is never easy, but if you can bring an array of expertise to solve a preservation problem it’s a completely different story. This all-hands-on-deck approach is the founding...
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