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February 2021

Revealing the Practices and Problems in Exhibiting Revolutionary Era Historic Houses

February 18 @ 8:00 am - February 27 @ 5:00 pm

Bringing together contemporary scholars and heritage practitioners who work with historic American houses of the Revolutionary Era, this panel will address a number of pressing issues: the challenges of centering marginalized stories in curation and interpretation; applying new scholarship to old spaces; balancing new interpretation against perceived ideas of the meaning of “Revolutionary,” and the positive reception and/or pushback against the massive changes in narration to the American story that is played out every day at historic house museums and…

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March 2021

Crafting History and a Place of Honor for Mary Brice at Point of Honor

March 25 - March 27
Virginia War Memorial Richmond, VA

Canceled due to COVID-19.

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June 2021

Chicago Summer School

June 17 @ 8:00 am - June 22 @ 5:00 pm
Victorian Society in America Chicago,

The Chicago Summer School focuses on the American roots of Modernism. After the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, progressive architects and patrons moved the city to the forefront of technological and aesthetic experimentation. Through expert lectures and tours, course directors Tina Strauss ad John Waters lead a survey of 19th and early 20th century architecture, design, art, landscape and preservation.

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September 2021

The Place of the Urban Past before “Public History,” 1850-1960

September 1 @ 8:00 am - September 4 @ 5:00 pm
University of Antwerp Belgium

Historians that have studied the experience of modernity have often looked to periods of industrialisation and urbanisation in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Many approaches and definitions of modernity co-exist, but, in general, an element of rupture – a distinctive and often conscious break with the past – has dominated. Yet ‘the past’ did not necessarily disappear with urban transformations. Both the historic environment, and civic understandings of history within that space, could be used as a way to…

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October 2021

Historically Situated: History, Memory, and Place

October 15 @ 8:00 am - October 17 @ 5:00 pm
Fort Ticonderoga New York

In 1820, New York merchant William Ferris Pell took the remarkable step of purchasing the grounds of the former military post at Fort Ticonderoga. Pell prevented the further deterioration of the fort ruins by installing a fence, a small by powerful act that marks perhaps the first private preservation effort of an 18th-century battlefield site in American history. Throughout 2020 Fort Ticonderoga will be involved in a number of preservation efforts, the restoration of William Ferris Pell’s summer home the…

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