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A Salem Witch: The Trial, Execution, and Exoneration of Rebecca Nurse with Daniel A. Gagnon

Join us as we talk with Daniel Gagnon about his book A Salem Witch: The Trial, Execution, and Exoneration of Rebecca Nurse. Dan will take us on a deep dive into the world of the Salem Witch Trials and how one story stuck out and just had to be told. We cover everything from the […]

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Episode —  № 303

Sacred Places with Bob Jaeger

Join us on this week’s PreserveCast episode as we talk with Bob Jaeger, President at the Partners for Sacred Places. Partners for Sacred Places, founded in 1989, is the only national, non-sectarian, non-profit organization focused on building the capacity of congregations of historic sacred places to better serve their communities. Bob co-founded Partners for Sacred […]

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Episode —  № 302

The Goodall Fellowship: South Bend TradeWorks with Elicia Garske

On this week’s PreserveCast we are talking with Elicia Garske, a 2022 recipient of the Harrison Goodall Fellowship. Elicia shares her project, a summer program to connect skilled preservation contractors with young adults interested in learning more about this line of work. Join us to hear how her project unfolded and what lessons she learned […]

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Episode —  № 301

Revolutionary Blacks: Discovering the Frank Brothers, Freeborn Men of Color, Soldiers of Independence with Dr. Shirley L. Green

On this week’s PreserveCast, join us as we talk with Dr. Shirley Green, about her book Revolutionary Blacks: Discovering the Frank Brothers, Freeborn Men of Color, Soldiers of Independence. Shirley’s book follows William and Benjamin Frank through their military service in the Continental Army, their experience as free Black soldiers, and the paths they travelled.

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Episode —  № 300

Preservation Trades Specialist Training Program at NRF with Alyssa Lozupone & Kris Turgeon

Join us on this week’s PreserveCast – our 300th episode! – as we talk with Alyssa Lozupone and Kris Turgeon about preservation training opportunities at Newport Restoration Foundation. Alyssa and Kris will provide us with background on this legacy preservation organization and the work they’ve done to establish a robust and successful Preservation Trades Specialist […]

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Episode —  № 258

*Special Release* The History of Santa Claus

On the last Monday before Christmas Day, the PreserveCast team brings you a special release on the history of Santa Claus. You know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen . . . but what about the jolly old elf holding the reins? St. Nicholas, Old St. Nick, Sinterklaas, or simply Santa Claus. He’s gone […]

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Episode —  № 299

Time Will Not Dim with Mary Cleary & Michael Knapp

Join us on this week’s PreserveCast episode as we talk with Mary Cleary, Senior Editor at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and Michael Knapp, Chief of Historical Services at the American Battle Monuments Commission, about the newly released book, Time Will Not Dim: American Battle Monuments Commission, A Century of Service, 1923 – 2023. Mary […]

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Episode —  № 240

Step Right Up – The History of the Circus with LaVahn Hoh

Step right up – on this week’s PreserveCast, we’re revisiting a conversation about the history of the Circus with historian LaVahn Hoh. From special effects to teaching at Clown College, LaVahn will take us through his own history and the history of the circus as well as a conversation about the future of this 2,000-year-old […]

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Episode —  № 298

Trades Takeover with Héctor J. Berdecía-Hernández of the Centro de Conservación y Restauración de Puerto Rico (CENCOR)

On the heels of The Campaign for Historic Trades’ announcement that it has successfully registered its group apprenticeship program, Trades Takeover returns! The Campaign’s Director, Natalie Henshaw, speaks with Héctor J. Berdecía-Hernández, founding Director-General of the Centro de Conservación y Restauración de Puerto Rico (CENCOR). CENCOR is a unique institution that seeks to develop the […]

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Episode —  № 297

Exploring Presidential Gravesites with Christiana Limniatis

Cemeteries, like historic buildings and landscapes, provide critical connections to our past. On today’s episode of PreserveCast we’re talking with Preservation Maryland’s Program & Outreach Manager Christiana Limniatis about U.S. presidential gravesites – how presidents are laid to rest, cemetery architecture, and a discussion about the unique features of presidential gravesites across the country.

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Episode —  № 296

How to Tell a Complete Battlefield Story: Falling Waters with Scott Vierick

Join us this week’s PreserveCast episode as we talk with Senior historian and interpretive planner, Scott Vierick with the History Associates, Inc (HAI). We’ll talk with Scott about the Falling Waters Battlefield and how HAI and Preservation Maryland worked to conduct an interpretive reconnaissance survey and the impact it had on plans for the Battlefield. […]

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Episode —  № 295

Abandoned Maryland Houses: Ruins of the American Dream with Robyn Hodgson

Join us on this week’s PreserveCast as we talk with Robyn Hodgson about her book Abandoned Maryland Houses: Ruins of the American Dream, which she co-authored with her partner Rhea Hodgson. Her book takes the reader through abandoned historic homes throughout Maryland through photographs and history. Robyn will share some of the behind-the-scenes of her […]

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Episode —  № 294

Special Release: History of Witchcraft in Maryland

Although Salem is certainly the most famous American community to be beset by the mania of witchcraft, it was far from alone in its paranoia. On this special edition of PreserveCast, we’re exploring the history of accusations of witchcraft and sorcery in Maryland. At this time of the year, as we look for opportunities to […]

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Episode —  № 251

Michael Zittle: The Wizard of South Mountain

Our team has happily welcomed “spooky season” and this week we’re bringing you a tale of old about the story of Michael Zittle – the Wizard of South Mountain. If you enjoy this type of content, you’ll also want to tune in next week for another Halloween-inspired episode, an in-depth feature on the Maryland Witch […]

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Episode —  № 293

Authentic New Orleans: Experiencing the Big Easy Like a Local

You’re visiting New Orleans and you want to get off the beaten path – out of the French Quarter and into neighborhoods to experience the real, authentic cultural assets this historic, over 300-year-old city has to offer. So where do you go and what do you do? On this week’s PreserveCast, we’re sitting down with […]

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Episode —  № 292

Drunks: The Story of Alcoholism and the Birth of Recovery with Dr. Christopher Finan

Join us this week’s PreserveCast episode as we talk with Dr. Christopher Finan about his book Drunks: The Story of Alcoholism and the Birth of Recovery. We’ll talk to Chris about the history of alcoholism in America, the story of recovery, and how the preservation and museum community can approach telling the full story of […]

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Episode —  № 291

Demystifying Preservation Projects with Ann Powell

Get a peek behind the curtain and join us on this week’s PreserveCast as we talk with Ann Powell, Principal Owner of Plan B. Ann will share what she does as an owner’s representative and how she supports preservation projects. After 25 years as an architect, Ann will let us glimpse the complexities of preservation […]

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Episode —  № 290

From the Brink to Brilliant: The Revitalization of Downtown Frederick and Lessons for Cities Across America with Kate McDermott

Join us on this week’s PreserveCast as we discuss the rebirth of Downtown Frederick, Maryland. We’re talking with writer and journalist Kate McDermott about her book, From the Brink to Brilliant: The Revitalization of Downtown Frederick, Maryland, where she paints a picture of downtown Frederick’s revitalization and what lessons this story holds for cities like […]

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Episode —  № 289

San Francisco’s Forgotten Cemeteries with Beth Winegarner

When in San Francisco you could be walking over thousands of forgotten graves. Join us on this week’s PreserveCast as we talk with Beth Winegarner about her book San Francisco’s Forgotten Cemeteries: A Buried History. Beth will take us through why San Francisco’s cemetery history, relocation, and the oversight that left thousands of graves and […]

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Episode —  № 288

Boots on the Ground with Paul Coussan

On this week’s PreserveCast we are talking with Paul Coussan, the Director of Government Relations at the American Battlefield Trust about Boots on the Ground: A Manual for Battlefield Friends Groups. Paul walks us through how the manual aims to provide resources for friends groups, new and established, who serve as the first line of […]

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