The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation invites college students to join us for a four-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 26, 7 p.m. ET – Find a Career in Historic Preservation and Related Fields -- There is a world of opportunity in the historic preservation and related fields for young professionals. In this session, you will hear from recent graduates building their careers and federal agency and local non-profit representatives, who will give you an overview of the types of jobs available and the education requirements. You will learn about internships, fellowships, and other ways to prepare for this exciting field.
February 23, 5 p.m. ET -- Interpreting Enslaved People’s History Into Historic Sites --Historic sites, such as plantations in the U.S., have attracted tourists for decades to learn about the lives of the landowners who lived there. But, that is not the whole story of the lives of all the people who lived on the land. These sites are now starting to talk about the lives of the enslaved people and tell their stories. Hear from those doing the work to reinterpret historic places to reflect the contributions and legacy of African American families who lived and worked there.
March 23, 2 p.m. ET --Preserving African American Burial Sites -- More of an emphasis than ever before is being placed on telling the whole American story, and many times, cemeteries are crucial in uncovering those stories. However, African American burial sites throughout our nation’s history have been forgotten or neglected. Learn how these burial sites are being uncovered, and restored, leading families to clues about their pasts.
April 27, 5 p.m. ET -- Natural Disasters and Their Threat to Historic Preservation -- As sea levels rise and more flooding occurs, historic properties are in peril. The ACHP promotes sustainable and resilient communities where historic properties are used as assets for promoting energy efficiency and community livability, and are protected from climate impacts. The ACHP is working to help ensure that the federal government addresses historic properties as it creates and implements sustainability and climate resilience policies and programs. In this session, we will bring together industry experts to discuss historic preservation on climate threats..