Today is International Volunteer Day, and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation applauds all those who give their time to preserve our nation’s treasures.
Dean Nicolai, Native American Studies Department Head at Salish Kootenai College in Pablo, Montana, today spoke with the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) staff on the ACHP’s recently announced partnership and the goals of the program. Dorothy Lippert, expert member of the ACHP, Valerie Grussing, executive director of the National Association of Tribal Historic Preservation Officers, Jamie Lee Marks, program manager, THPO Program at the National Park Service, and Katherine Slick, president of the ACHP Foundation, joined the discussion.
Former ACHP Intern, Now Staffer, Honored by the Lawyers’ Committee on Cultural Heritage Preservation
Emily Choi, who joined the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation on September 3, 2019, as an assistant historic preservation specialist with the Office of Federal Agency Programs has won the Lawyers’ Committee on Cultural Heritage Preservation (LCCHP) student writing competition.
Valerie Hauser, director of the ACHP’s Office of Native American Affairs, is in New York City this week attending the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues Eighteenth Session, serving as the U.S. State Department’s subject-matter expert. The theme of the two-week session from April 22- May 3 is “Traditional Knowledge: Generation, Transmission and Protection.”
Celebrating a Historic Garden in the Pacific Northwest and the Volunteers Who Interpret and Maintain It
In recognition of National Volunteer Month and Landscape Architecture Month, the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation is celebrating the many historic gardens around the nation that could not operate without their dedicated volunteers.
The ACHP celebrates National Volunteer Month this April supporting the tireless volunteers who help keep America’s historic places open for the public to learn from and enjoy year round. One such group of volunteers works at Newark, New Jersey’s famous Essex County Branch Brook Park.
Terry Guen, FASLA, Advisory Council on Historic Preservation expert member and landscape architect, principal & founder of Chicago-based Terry Guen Design Associates.
As Women’s History Month winds down, the exhibit, “Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence,” will open March 29 at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. The building is one of Washington’s oldest, opened in 1836 to house the U.S. Patent Office. Red Cross founder Clara Barton worked in the National Historic Landmark as a clerk to the Patent Office commissioner.
By Robert G. Stanton, Expert Member, Advisory Council on Historic Preservation and former National Park Service Director
In 1871, Congress designated August 26 as Women’s Equality Day, commemorating the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, granting women the right to vote. There are several significant historic sites throughout the U.S. linked to the women’s suffrage movement. Women’s Rights National Historical Park in Seneca Falls, NY, encompasses several historic buildings associated with the first Women’s Rights Convention, July 19 and 20, 1848.