New this year we will be offering pre-and post-conference workshops to extend your educational experience.
These skill building workshops are free and open to all, and compliments content in the conference program. Registration is free and required for participation, however registration for PastForward Online 2021 is not required.
All times listed below are Eastern time and subject to change.
September 14, 2021
Just Do It! Grassroots Advocacy for Preservation
Grassroots advocacy is changing the face of American politics and the direction of policy. Learn how stories, documentation, and outreach can be turned into action plans for preservation. Hear grassroots leaders share how they used unconventional tools and government funding to protect valuable community resources. Be inspired by their experiences to jump into action to advocate for your community.
September 21, 2021
Understanding Climate Change
Are you eager to tackle climate issues but not sure where to start? This workshop provides clarity of definitions and terminology, describes climate concepts and outlines various strategies to address the impacts of climate on heritage. National organizations and subject matter experts will provide attendees a basic understanding of the role of cultural resources in climate change mitigation and adaptation and specific resources and guidelines to begin climate work. Developed in partnership with the National Park Service.
September 28, 2021
An Introduction to Preservation Law + Easements
Join members of the National Trust’s Law Division for an introduction to the legal mechanisms used to protect historic resources, including constitutional issues related to governmental regulation of historic properties, preservation easements, as well as federal, state, and local historic preservation laws. This session will provide attendees with the knowledge and skills to effectively advocate for and champion key preservation issues.
PastForward Federal Advocacy Agenda
Join preservation partners and the National Trust’s government relations staff for a presentation on policy issues facing the preservation community. Hear about the best ways you can support top legislative priorities like FY2022 appropriations, the Historic Preservation Fund, Historic Tax Credit advocacy, and key legislation focused on preserving historic places around the country. This webinar will serve as a prelude to the Virtual Advocacy component of the National Trust’s PastForward Online 2021 conference, but the session is free and open to all interested in federal advocacy.
November 9, 2021
Replacement Windows for Historic Buildings: Managing Compromise When Perfection Is Out of Reach
Saving and repairing an historic window is the obvious starting point to preserving the character and integrity of an historic building, but it may not always be reasonable, and increasingly often the historic windows are long gone. This workshop will look at how to approach replacement when it is needed. Careful observation of a window in all of its parts is key to managing the compromise that is inevitable when using modern manufactured products. This session will consider different levels of replacement and the effect of the materials used. By focusing on how we see a window we can determine what aspects are most critical for conveying an appropriate historic character and choose the best replacement for each unique application. Developed in partnership with the National Park Service
November 16, 2021
Amending National Register Nominations
National Register nominations are not set in stone; they can be amended to add new criteria and new areas of significance. Learn how to amend existing National Register nominations to address untold stories and underrepresented communities from colleagues at the National Park Service and multiple State Historic Preservation Offices. Discover what information is needed and hear several examples of successful amendments. Developed in partnership with the National Park Service.