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Tell the Full Story: Recordings from the Affinity Sessions at PastForward Online 2020

For many, the diversity affinity sessions at the annual PastForward conference are a highlight of the program. Conceived to provide a dedicated time and place for underrepresented groups to gather at the conference, these sessions offer room for dialogue and exchange, as well as the...

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Elevating Women Leaders in Preservation to Create Change

By Carolyn Kiernat It may seem contradictory, at least at first, but a change is afoot in historic preservation. Surely, preserving traditional influences is important to historic preservation, but with more women leading successful organizations and major initiatives dedicated to...

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Remembering Nellie Longsworth

“If you go to Capitol Hill with Nellie Longsworth, be sure to wear comfortable shoes.” A generation or more of historic preservation advocates heeded that advice and earned the chance to walk the halls of Congress with Nellie as she championed laws and incentives that define how we save historic...

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"Doing Women’s History in Public": A Q&A with Heather Huyck

All year long organizations across the country have been marking the centennial of the 19th Amendment. Along with that commemoration comes increased time and attention to the telling of women’s stories at historic places. This past spring Rowman & Littlefield (as part of their series with...

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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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Funding Opportunity: Putting the Historic Preservation Fund to Work for Women’s History

The Historic Preservation Fund (HPF) is the principal source of federal funding for implementing the nation’s preservation programs, including core funding for State and Tribal Historic Preservation Officers. The National Park Service (NPS) administers several competitive grant programs within...

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PastForward 2019 Preview: Revitalizing Small Communities – Dar Williams

Dar Williams has been called “one of America’s very best singer-songwriters” by The New Yorker. She’s released ten studio albums and authored four books including her latest, What I Found In A Thousand Towns . Known as much for her staunch progressive ideals as her raw acoustic energy,...

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PastForward 2019 Preview: Celebrating Women's History—Amythyst Kiah

Born in Chattanooga and now based in Johnson City, Amythyst Kiah’s commanding stage presence is matched by her raw and powerful vocals—a deeply moving, hypnotic sound that stirs echoes of a distant and restless past. Accompanied interchangeably with banjo, acoustic guitar, or a full band, her...

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PastForward 2019 Preview: Celebrating Women’s History – Dr. Tiya Miles

Tiya Miles is the author of three multiple prize-winning works in the history of early American race relations, a prize-winning work of historical fiction, and various articles and op-eds on women’s history, history and memory, black public culture, and black and indigenous interrelated...

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PastForward 2019 Preview: Celebrating Women's History - Ada Deer

Ada Deer has spent her life advocating for American Indians across the United States. Born in 1935 she was the first Native American woman from Wisconsin to run for Congress, and the first American Indian to graduate with a master’s degree in social work from Columbia University. A member of the...

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