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FEBRUARY 5, 2013

African American Historic Preservation Trail Pilot Launches during Black History Month

In late February, community activists, preservationists, and cultural heritage enthusiasts will gather for a panel discussion and the public unveiling of the African American Historic Preservation Trail project in Philadelphia. This launch of the trail project follows 26 months of extensive organizing and planning. During the launch event, project organizers will discuss and examine the links between the economic and social impact of neighborhood improvement, historic preservation, and cultural enrichment. Aissia Richardson (DSP 11 & 12), one of the event organizers, envisions that the new trail will “serve as a model for citywide and national tours of African American Historic Preservation sites.”

here to learn more about the African American Historic Preservation Trail project. And do share with us at your latest and greatest preservation work!

Cultural Economy

2-1 Photo.jpgMain Street at the National Trust and those who love it are all about resilience—bringing commercial districts back to life by managing change and facing new challenges. And providing professionals with the tools to save the heritage and character of their downtowns while making them vibrant and profitable is what Main Street is best at doing. The 2013 National Main Streets Conference is the ideal place to learn new skills, explore new ideas, discover innovative strategies, and share best practices.

Join the National Trust in New Orleans for three information-packed days of networking and learning that focuses on the cultural economy—the collision of heritage tourism, the arts, and entrepreneurism on Main Street. We build this economy on the foods, music, people, stories, and traditions that make a place special. The fusion of innovative minds, dedicated hearts, and creative souls creates an atmosphere where authenticity is king and distinct assets can be found in our backyards. This creative economy engages entrepreneurs, culinary artists, performing and visual artists, crafters and artisans, nonprofit organizations, museums and historic sites, filmmakers, and technology startups to create new jobs, stimulate the economy, kindle innovation and new partnerships, attract talent and tourists, and contribute to livability. Click
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Executive Level Preservation Jobs

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Upcoming Preservation Events

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