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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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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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Episode —  № 287

Early American Industries Association with Lara Miller

Join us on this week’s PreserveCast as we talk with Lara Miller, the Director of Member Engagement for the Early American Industries Association. Lara will take us through EAIA’s history of being the go-to community to learn about American tools, trades, and industries for 90 years. She will also dive into their resources, network, and […]

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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. Did you catch her in the NYT […]

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Episode —  № 286

I Dread the Thought of the Place with D. Scott Hartwig

The Battle of Antietam is the single bloodiest day in American history, chronicled in D. Scott Hartwig’s new book I Dread the Thought of the Place: The Battle of Antietam and the End of the Maryland Campaign. Join us on this week’s PreserveCast as we talk with Scott about the vital turning point that was […]

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Episode —  № 285

Maryland in the French & Indian War with Timothy Ware

On this week’s PreserveCast, take a step back in time as we talk with Timothy Ware about his book Maryland in the French & Indian War. Tim will talk to us about where his interest in American history started, why he decided to write his book, and the importance of the French & Indian War […]

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Episode —  № 284

Preservation on the Silver Screen

Today we’re joined by our own Preservation Program & Outreach Manager Christiana Limniatis where we’re talking about preservation in pop culture, specifically preservation on the silver screen. Listen in to hear Christiana and Nick’s chat about their favorite preservation-related films.

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Crabbing with Luke McFadden: The History and Future of Maryland’s Watermen

On this week’s PreserveCast we’re revisiting a conversation with first-generation Maryland crabber Luke McFadden. Luke’s story is anything but typical – from beginning crabbing at age 12 to developing a social media following to help build a brand – but his atypical approach to crabbing might just be what the industry needs at this challenging […]

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Episode —  № 283

The Heirloom Gardener: Traditional Plants & Skills for the Modern World with John Forti

Join us in the garden on this week’s PreserveCast as we talk with John Forti about his book, The Heirloom Gardener: Traditional Plants & Skills for the Modern World. John will take us through how he started gardening, why he decided to put pen to paper, and the importance of heirloom and indigenous plants in […]

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Episode —  № 136

The Role Models We Need: Architect Barbie & Despina Stratigakos

Join us with guest Despina Stratigakos, who participated in a fascinating effort to get the Mattel Corporation to give Barbie a career in architecture. We like to keep things of topical interest here on PreserveCast and with the new Barbie movie out this week, it seemed fitting to revisit this conversation about representation and the […]

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Episode —  № 282

Preserving Black History and Culture with Dr. Jocelyn Imani (Trust for Public Land)

Join us on this week’s PreserveCast as we talk with Dr. Jocelyn Imani, the National Director for the Black History and Culture program at Trust for Public Land. Dr. Imani will discuss the importance of creating shared spaces that are more relevant and accessible to all populations. BIO: Dr. Jocelyn Imani is a storyteller, educator, […]

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Episode —  № 281

KIN: ROOTED IN HOPE with Carole Boston Weatherford & Jeffery Boston Weatherford

On this week’s PreserveCast, join us as we talk with Carole Boston Weatherford and her son, Jeffrey Boston Weatherford, about their book Kin: Rooted in Hope. Carole and Jeffrey will share their journey creating this book, set in Talbot County, Maryland, which reimagines Wye House plantation and the nearby all-Black, Reconstruction-era hamlets of Copperville and […]

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Episode —  № 280

A Glimpse into a Historic Preservation Career with Naomi Doddington

Join us on this week’s PreserveCast as we talk with Noami Doddington from Consigli Construction. Naomi takes us through her choice to change careers from a high school teacher to historic preservationist. We’ll also discuss one of her projects, the Glass House at Menokin, where part of the structure will be preserved in glass. BIO: […]

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Episode —  № 233

The History of Juneteenth with Dr. Dennis Doster

In 2021 – 158 years after the first Juneteenth – the celebration became a federal holiday, changing the understanding of awareness of the holiday for millions of Americans. On this week’s PreserveCast, we’re talking with Dr. Dennis Doster, who runs the Black History Program for the Prince George’s County Department of Parks and Recreation about […]

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Episode —  № 279

19th-Century Prairie Life with Michelle Evans

Join us on this week’s PreserveCast as we head back to frontier Indiana where we’ll talk with Michelle Evans, the Domestic Trades Manager at Conner Prairie, one of the largest open air history museums in the nation. Michelle will take us through the background of Conner Prairie and her experience over the past four decades […]

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Episode —  № 278

Unveiling the Past with Dr. Roeland Paardekooper

On this week’s PreserveCast, join us as we talk with Dr. Roeland Paardekooper about EXARC, a global network of professionals active in archaeological open-air museums and experimental archaeology, ancient technology and interpretation. Dr. Paardekooper will talk us through this unique field of study and how you can learn traditional skills by engaging with EXARC.  ABOUT […]

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Episode —  № 277

*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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