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Summer 2015 Forum Journal: High Water and High Stakes: Cultural Resources and Climate Change

The summer issue of the Forum Journal looks at climate change and sea level rise and what they mean for historic resources now and in the future. Discover what communities are doing to mitigate the effects of sea level rise, and find out about changes to the National Flood Insurance Program and...


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Getting the Right Insurance for Your Historic Building

Ask yourself these questions: If our historic building were severely damaged, but not enough to declare a “total loss,” does our policy have high enough coverage limits to repair and restore the building? Do we have coverage if we lose our historic rehab tax credit and have to pay...

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Protecting Our Historic Places in Uncertain Times

Is your historic property prepared for a disaster? Probably not. That was the conclusion by many who attended the two national conferences on “Balancing Public Safety and Protection of Historic Places” offered in 2002 by the Federal Preservation Institute, a program of the National Park...

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Understanding the Insurance Needs of Preservation Construction Projects

Entryway to the Philip Johnson Glass House Painting Gallery, 1965. | Credit: Glass House Archives Successful preservation projects require a lot of planning and behind-the-scenes support before work at the site ever begins. The National Trust’s legal division plays a crucial...

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Liability Insurance Basics for Nonprofits

No matter how careful an organization is in training and managing staff and volunteers, providing services to the community, or hosting events for the public, there is still no guarantee that injuries or inappropriate actions won’t occur. In these tough economic times, nonprofit organizations...