Twitter Chat Recap: Historic Travel

Posted on: August 9th, 2012 by Sarah Heffern 1 Comment

We've been doing the #builtheritage Twitter chat for about a year and a half now, but this month's was the first time I've seen the whole vibe of the chat -- and in many ways, the lifestyle of a working preservationist -- summed up in a single tweet:

@jonaskayla When you work in a field you love, it's hard not to do on vacation. #builtheritage
— Molly Goldsmith (@callmebutton) August 1, 2012

The chat made it clear that no one on it looks at preservation as just a day job -- we're all up in it on our vacations, too. From visiting heritage sites while traveling to learning to re-point brick, we all take our inner building-hugger on the road with us. Here are some highlights:

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Sarah Heffern

Sarah Heffern

Sarah Heffern is the social media strategist for the National Trust’s Public Affairs team. While she embraces all things online and pixel-centric, she’s also a hard-core building hugger, having fallen for preservation in a fifth grade “Built Environment” class. Follow her on Twitter at @smheffern.

Social Media, Travel

One Response

  1. Molly Goldsmith

    August 15, 2012

    And here I felt like this was one of those chats I barely got to participate in.

    Sometimes we forget that not everyone gets to do what we do, be employed in a way that is truly a lifestyle choice. It’s true: historic preservation is not just an interest or something that can be performed. It’s really a way of life that we should all be considering and working towards.