The word landscape has power. It evokes the sweep of a great river valley, a vista of agricultural fields with scattered farms and small towns, a great park designed to pleasure the eye, monuments of past industrial might, or even the other side of the mountain. Landscapes are made up of the people who live [...]
I have to admit, I was more than a little bit intrigued to read Parked! How Congress’ Misplaced Priorities Are Trashing Our National Treasures, a report issued in late October by Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK). In 2008, while working for the National Heritage Areas program, I had helped gather data for a response to an information [...]
On November 19, the 150th anniversary of President Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, the Journey Through Hallowed Ground Partnership in collaboration with the Gettysburg National Military Park dedicated 248 trees (167 newly planted trees and 81 existing trees) on Bliss Farm as part of the Living Legacy Project. This effort is helping to restore the orchard that existed on the property at the time of the Battle of Gettysburg.
A visit to Australia prompts reflections on the ways in which Indigenous knowledge(s) and presence on the land is acknowledged (or not) in different settler-colonial societies, including the United States.
Women in Preservation (WIP) is hosting an exciting breakfast this November 19. Registration and speaker information after the jump.