Why it’s important to know your heroes

“If you know your history and you know where you came from and you know who your people are and you know who your heroes are – congratulations because you have no idea how important that is until you DON’T have that.” Dr. Megan Springate Dr. Megan Springate compiled a list of more than 750 […]

Today, I was sworn into the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation

WASHINGTON, DC | 14 Apr 2023 Today, I was sworn in as a presidentially appointed member to the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP). While I am extremely proud of what I have accomplished so far in the historic preservation field, this moment feels full circle for me. In 2008, while I was interning in […]

Project Highlight: Shenandoah National Park | Luray, Virginia

Article by: Lauren Walser, Saving Places | 17 June 2014 When a crew of young members of the Citizens Conservation Corps of West Virginia arrived at Shenandoah National Park’s Skyland Stable in March 2014, they knew plenty about construction, but not much about historic preservation. Less than three months later, however, the once-dilapidated stable looked much as […]

From the Stories We Tell, to the Places We Built

Most of our history isn’t covered in textbooks; and historical information about Black people is often locked into niche literature. But there’s something about visual representations of our history that make it feel more alive. This is why I work in historical preservation.