VIRTUAL: Vearl Smith Historic Preservation Workshop: Rethinking Our Preservation Perspective

 Thursday, July 30, 2020 
10:30am-12:00pm  
Virtual: Zoom

The history of recreational communities and the Chautauqua Movement extends beyond Lakeside’s borders.

The development of these communities correlates with larger trends in American history, such as historic preservation. Both movements sought to foster a greater understanding of culture, but both historic preservation and the Chautauqua Movement excluded the histories/perspectives of larger America.

Communities were segregated, and the history of people of color was largely unprotected by historic preservationists. Exploring the development of these wonderful places - why they were created and who they were created for, in addition to the history of historic preservation - this lecture will explore how both the well-known and hidden histories of these places can and should be preserved today.

The lecture will conclude with a quick advocacy workshop on how to maximize the effectiveness of your communications with local/state/federal officials who make preservation decisions.

Sarah Marsom has been an active part of the preservation and cultural resources field for more than a decade. Her work has included the creation of workshops and tours, as well as the successful completion of historic designations and specialty research projects.

Marsom was recognized in 2018 by the National Trust for Historic Preservation as the recipient of the American Express Aspire Award and as an honoree on the inaugural “40 Under 40: People Saving Places” list.

Her work has been featured in Curbed, Traditional Building Magazine and the National Parks Service’s LGBTQ America Theme Study.

Marsom completed her M.A. in science and historic preservation at Eastern Michigan University and completed her B.A. in parks and recreation management at Northern Arizona University.

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August 2020
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