Historic Preservation


Buying a home could help preserve a historic property

How we can Buy into Historic Preservation, Part II

Tweet (This is the second in a two-part series on how cultural resource management professionals can further historic preservation by purchasing properties with historical buildings or archaeological sites. You can read Part I here.) I started writing these two posts because, as usual, a fellow cultural resource management archaeologist swiftly dismissed […]


How we can Buy into Historic Preservation, Part I

Tweet (This is the first in a two-part series on how cultural resource management professionals can further historic preservation by purchasing properties with historical buildings or archaeological sites.) From its conception, property ownership has always been integral to historic preservation in the United States. The most influential historic preservation groups […]

Buying real estate is an effective historic preservation strategy

What happens when a cultural resource management company becomes a community asset?

Tweet Fifty years ago, United States legislators signed a law that intended to use historic preservation to make the world better for future generations. This decision did not come out of thin air. It came from local communities across the country. Preservation advocates had been pushing communities to save cultural […]

What happens when cultural resource management professionals are local antiheroes?

Tumacacori National Historical Monument, Arizona

How cultural resource management can illuminate our communities

Tweet Whenever I think about how we can transform cultural resource management into a mélange of applied anthropology and heritage conservation that can actually change society, I always think about the candelabra. I remember, as a boy, seeing beautiful candelabras in church around Christmastime and they always filled me with […]