Register now for the 2023 Preserve the Past, Build for the Future webinar series at https://achp.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_QLWrWBjGSkKe--SoG6Tb_w. With just one link you can register for all five webinars!
If you are joining us for the first time, welcome. If you joined us during last year’s series, welcome back.
The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation invites college students to join us for a five-part webinar series this spring semester, featuring interactive conversations with leaders in the field of historic preservation, as well as inspirational individuals who are engaged in preserving, restoring, interpreting, and discussing the history and heritage of African Americans in the United States through the power of historic sites.
January 25, 2023 – 3 p.m. ET – Mobilizing Community Preservation - The cultural heritage of a community is a vital aspect of its identity, and its loss may have negative effects, not just for the physical environment but also for its traditions and values. It is important for community members to lead and take an active part in the preservation of their cultural heritage. Join this webinar to hear about the experiences of leaders in this area, how to encourage volunteerism, and how to get started on preserving your own community’s heritage.
February 22, 2023 - 3 p.m. ET -- Saving Black History: Gullah Geechee Islands - What can be done if continued development, climate, and environmental issues, and other factors threaten to erase a black community’s cultural heritage? Located in the Lowcountry region of South Carolina, the Gullah Geechee Islands are home to an African American community descended from formerly enslaved people. Unlike most other communities in the U.S., the Gullah maintain a majority of their African language and cultural heritage. However, the Gullah culture is facing extinction as a result of continued growth, environmental difficulties, and a variety of other negative circumstances. This webinar addresses the islands’ history, what is happening there now, and the work being done to preserve the culture.
March 22, 2023 – 3 p.m. ET -- Create a Future Through Careers in Historic Preservation -There is a great need for students who are trained in practical historic preservation to step into the many unfilled jobs in the cultural resources field. This webinar will focus on providing students and others interested in historic preservation and related fields with insight into the needs of the profession, as well as the skills they should have to move into these positions. Also, learn what steps you should take to become a part of the preservation community.
April 26, 2023 – 3 p.m. ET -- History Right on Your Campus: Preserving HBCUs - The HBCU campus is a source of pride. It is a place for gathering, reflection, and much more. On campuses throughout the country, buildings, statues, and even trees date back to the founding of the school or other key points in history. This webinar talks about how HBCUs, communities, and advocacy groups are working together to preserve and restore these historic campus buildings and the significance of the buildings in the lives of students.
May 24, 2023 - 3 p.m. ET -- Hallowed Ground: Preserving Historic Black Churches -Churches in the Black community serve as places of refuge, support, and were/are the base for civil rights leaders. This webinar discusses the effort to preserve African American history through restoration of churches that were important in the Civil Rights movement and/or poignant to African American/American history. How are these buildings relevant today to the community?
Contact Lynne Richmond, ACHP Communications and Public Affairs Specialist with any questions at 202-517-1484 or Lrichmond@achp.gov.