Preserving a Piece of the American Story: A Lookback at Resources from 2022
In Grace Young’s plenary session at PastForward Online 2022, she stated, "My work as a cookbook author has always been about preserving recipes, but as the pandemic unfolded, I shifted my focus to saving Chinatowns. I realized that I was, of course, trying to save one of the great centers for Chinese cuisine and culture, but in fact, I am preserving a piece of the American story.”
That final phrase, “preserving a piece of the American story,” sums up the work in the field in 2022. Across the country, organizations and individuals are adjusting to some new realities as we navigate the next phase of the pandemic. These conversations range from tackling issues of equity in practice and in storytelling, to moving from vision to action on some key strategies in the National Impact Agenda. From climate change to acknowledging the impacts of gentrification, this year has been filled with an intention of making real, sustainable change. Take a look below at a set of resources, events, and stories brought to you by the National Trust and Preservation Leadership Forum in 2022.
Preservation Leadership Forum thanks our members for their support and trust as we navigate into the new year and next phase of our community.
- National Impact Agenda & Case Study Explorer
- Preserving Chinatowns in the United States StoryMap
- Preservation Month 2022: A series of victory laps from organizations around the country, and three on-demand events from podcasters and award winners from across the country.
- The Preservation Budget: FY2023
- Webinar: How To Incorporate Preservation Training into Your Construction Project (Preservation Priorities Task Force)
- Webinar: Calculating Carbon Savings from Building Reuse and Retrofit (Preservation Priorities Task Force)
- Webinar Series: Celebrating Women’s Work
- 2022 Resource Lists: Preservationists and Climate Equity | Preserving Black History
- Story: The Reuse Imperative
- Story: Researching the United States History Community and Communicating about the Past
- Story: Addressing the Future of Preservation with The Relevancy Project
- Story: Making Space: Dr. Susan Stryker and Preserving Transgender History in San Francisco
- Story: La Alma/Lincoln Park District: How a Vital Denver Neighborhood is Maintaining Its Cultural History | Endangered Public Art: Murals Hold Memories for Denver's Chicano/a/x Community
- Story: As Long as the Grass Grows and the Rivers Run: Native American Treaties Today
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