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*Emergency Episode* Proposed French Quarter Ordinance with Danielle Del Sol

In this special edition of PreserveCast, we are sitting down with a friend of our organization, Danielle Del Sol, the Executive Director at Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans. She will be talking with us about the proposed changes to the French Quarter governance and the impact it could have to one of the oldest […]

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Episode —  № 276

Trades Takeover! With Natalie Henshaw and Melanie Weston

Trades Takeover is back! In this episode, Director of Historic Trades Natalie Henshaw speaks with Melanie Weston, one of our panelists for the inaugural American Historic Trades Summit. Held from June 12 – 14, in Providence, Rhode Island, the Summit will develop a network for historic trades training programs, creating a central source of knowledge […]

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Episode —  № 275

The Williamsburg Bray School with Dr. Maureen Elgersman Lee

Join us on this week’s PreserveCast as we talk with Dr. Maureen Elgersman Lee about her work at the Bray School Lab at William & Mary. Dr. Lee shares some background on the Williamsburg Bray school that was hidden in plain sight for over 200 years on the William & Mary campus in Virginia, and […]

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Law, Policy & the Preservation of Place with Advisory Council on Historic Preservation Chair Sara Bronin

Happy National Preservation Month from PreserveCast. Today’s episode features Sara Bronin, chair of the U.S. Advisory Council on Historic Preservation. Sara has spent her career exploring, researching, and publishing on the intersection of law, policy, and preservation. Today, as the preservation community grapples with the challenges of equity, climate and inclusionary zoning – Sara’s research […]

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Episode —  № 274

A Gettysburg Casino? The Story of Advocating for a Place and the Lessons Learned

On this special edition of PreserveCast we’re flipping the script! Normally, our host Nicholas Redding asks the questions and our guests tell us the story. On today’s episode Nick will be our storyteller, chronicling one of his first preservation advocacy battles and the hard-won lessons learned that can listeners can heed and use to speak […]

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Building Resilient Communities and Saving History with Senator Sarah Elfreth

Saving communities and historic places from an increasingly unstable climate takes real action – and thoughtful, well-crafted policy. Maryland State Senator Sarah Elfreth is a national leader on this issue and has helped to craft a new funding source to help communities battle climate change and save historic places. 

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Episode —  № 273

The Association for Preservation Technology with Greg Galer & Taryn Williams

On this week’s PreserveCast we’re diving deep into the technology of preservation with Greg Galer and Taryn Williams about their roles at The Association for Preservation Technology International (APT). We’re talking about how preservationists keep up with changing technology and how those trends, tools and the science of buildings is helping keep our historic structures […]

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Episode —  № 272

Transit-Oriented Development with David Adler

What is smart growth and why should preservationists care about it? On this week’s PreserveCast we’re talking with David Adler, an asset manager from David S. Brown Enterprises about transit-oriented development, incentives for smart growth and how historic preservationists can incentivize better growth in their own communities. All that and more, as we push the […]

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Episode —  № 271

Head out to an 18th century Farm with Master Farmer Ed Schultz of Colonial Williamsburg

On this week’s PreserveCast, we’re heading back 250 years to the mid-18th century to talk to Ed Schultz, master farmer of Colonial Williamsburg. We’re covering a lot of ground in this episode – rich fertile ground – and will take a closer look at what it takes to learn this style of farming and what […]

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Episode —  № 270

Black Antietam: African Americans and the Civil War in Sharpsburg with Dr. Emilie Amt

The experiences of hundreds of free and enslaved people of color who witnessed and took part in the Battle of Antietam, one of America’s bloodiest battles, have never been shared in depth until now. Join us on this week’s PreserveCast as we talk with author Dr. Emilie Amt about her book Black Antietam: African Americans […]

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Episode —  № 269

Using History and Heritage to Engage Minorities in Aquaculture

On this week’s PreserveCast, we’re heading to the brackish waters of the Chesapeake Bay to talk with Imani Black, founder of Minorities in Aquaculture, a dynamic new organization that is using heritage and history and a host of other innovative tools to develop opportunities for minorities to engage in this growing and sustainable industry. 

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Episode —  № 268

Olmsted’s Elmwood with Clinton E. Brown, FAIA

Once one of the top 10 cities in the United States, Buffalo’s historic Elmwood district could once again be a model for America’s cities. On this week’s PreserveCast, join us as we talk with Clinton Brown, a heritage and project architect, about his book Olmsted’s Elmwood: The Rise, Decline and Renewal of Buffalo’s Parkway Neighborhood, […]

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Episode —  № 267

Wallpaper Through the Ages with Katherine Porter

Join us on this week’s PreserveCast as we talk with Katherine Porter, a design director at Waterhouse Wallhangings. Waterhouse’s collections contain new and old wallpaper designs, including some authentic reproductions, first used in the early days of the US. Join us as we explore how wallpaper has changed since it was first brought to the […]

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Episode —  № 266

Stick & Poke Tattooing with Owen McGarry

Want to know how sailors used to get their tattoos centuries ago? On this week’s PreserveCast, we will be talking with Owen McGarry a New England tattoo artist who specializes in hand poked tattoos. The stick and poke tattoo method has been performed for thousands of years from sailors to indigenous Americans and Europeans. Owen […]

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Episode —  № 265

Gravestone Recipes with Rosie Grant

Some people take their recipes to the grave, others put them on their gravestones. On this week’s PreserveCast, join us as we talk with Rosie Grant about her journey recreating gravestone recipes. Rosie documented her journey of making recipes of Spritz, Fudge, and everything in between on TikTok. Listen in as we hear how all […]

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Episode —  № 264

The Search for the “Lost” Heritage Apples with Tom Brown

One a day keeps the doctor away. Join us on this week’s PreserveCast, as we talk with Tom Brown who is on the search for “Lost” heritage apple varieties. Listen in as Tom shares his decades long journey to rediscover heritage apples and what it takes to preserve these “Lost” breeds. About Our Guest Tom […]

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Episode —  № 263

The Goodall Fellowship: Sea Level Rise Monitoring with Benjamin Curran

One of preservation’s biggest challenges is climate change. On this week’s PreserveCast, we are talking with Benjamin Curran, a 2021 recipient of the Harrison Goodall Fellowship. Curran’s project intended to explore the viability of constructing low-cost open-source sensors for the purpose of increasing the breadth of communities engaged in self-monitoring their susceptibility to sea level […]

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Episode —  № 262

The Landscapes of Frederick Douglass with Jeffrey McGuiness

On this week’s PreserveCast, we’ll head back to the 19th century to explore the landscapes and sites associated with Frederick Douglass and talk with Jeffrey McGuiness about his photographic journey to document these sites for his new book published by The St. Michael’s Museum, Bear Me Into Freedom: The Talbot County of Frederick Douglass. Jeff […]

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Episode —  № 261

Preserving Cultural Heritage Amid Climate Change with Charles Henry

On this week’s PreserveCast we are talking with Charles Henry the President of the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), a non-profit organization that works with libraries, cultural institutions, and higher learning communities to improve research, teaching, and learning environments through the digitization and preservation of cultural heritage. Charles will be sharing the threat […]

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Episode —  № 260

Return of the Distillery with Aaron Hollis

Roll your oak barrels over – we’re making whiskey! On this week’s PreserveCast, join us in talking with Aaron Hollis, the Co-Executive Director of West Overton Village Museum in Scottdale, PA. Aaron will be sharing about re-establishing the whiskey distillery on the property after almost 100 years. The distillery is operational and is used to […]

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