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Twitter Chat Recap: Travel, Bucket Lists, and Announcements

Posted on: June 26th, 2013 by Sarah Heffern

 

Historic marker for Hasbrouck House in New Paltz, NY. Photo courtesy Robert A, Flickr.
Historic marker for Hasbrouck House in New Paltz, NY.

Going into the summer months, there's no better topic to cover than travel, since most everyone is thinking about hitting the road at some point. For that reason, historic travel was the topic of our June #builtheritage Twitter chat.

We had a great conversation about our bucket lists, serendipitous preservation discoveries, festivals and reenactments, and our favorite ways of saving and sharing all our travel memories. (Surprise discovery: I'm not the only preservationist who loves using Foursquare to find places to go when I'm on vacation.)

A slideshow of highlights is below, and there's a more complete transcript is available as well.


Ordinarily, this is where I would announce our next topic, but in keeping with today's vacation theme, today's news is that we'll be taking the month of July off from the #builtheritage chat. With our regularly scheduled date/time being on the eve of the Fourth of July -- and, therefore, a long weekend for many of our U.S. participants -- we thought folks might be embarking on a little historic travel of their own, rather than sitting at their computers.

We'll be back in August at our usual time, 4:00 p.m. EDT on the first Wednesday of the month -- August 7. See you then!

The National Trust for Historic Preservation works to save America's historic places. Join us today to help protect the places that matter to you.

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.

Twitter Chat Recap/Reminder: Preservation Jobs and Historic Travel

Posted on: May 30th, 2013 by Sarah Heffern

 

Ketchikan, Alaska. Photo courtesy Sarah Heffern
Ketchikan, Alaska

It may not be the solstice yet, but with Memorial Day in the rear view mirror and the thermostat nearing 90 degrees (here in D.C., at least), summer is definitely here -- and with it, the urge to head off on a vacation. We've already shared not one, but two lists of ideas to whet your appetite for summer travel, and now we're taking on the topic for our June #builtheritage Twitter chat.

If you're interested in discussing your favorite historic travel destinations, your most serendipitous preservation finds, and the heritage festivals that have you hitting the road, this is the chat for you! We'll be chatting next Wednesday, June 5, from 4:00-5:00 EDT.... Read More →

The National Trust for Historic Preservation works to save America's historic places. Join us today to help protect the places that matter to you.

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.

 

Earlier this month, the #builtheritage Twitter chat tackled one of the most important -- but least glamorous -- facets of our work as preservationists: strategic planning. We discussed how different groups plan, how to balance the basics of running a healthy organization with preservation priorities, and how to keep from duplicating the work being done by partners. Highlights of the conversation are in the slideshow below:


Though it seems we just wrapped up that chat, our next one is already around the corner. We've made the May chat something of a tradition, discussing preservation jobs (and job-hunting techniques) every year as a new crop of preservationists graduate. Whether you're established in the field and have advice to offer, or the ink's not yet dry on your diploma, please join us on Wednesday, May 1 at 4:00 EDT to talk about this field we all love.... Read More →

The National Trust for Historic Preservation works to save America's historic places. Join us today to help protect the places that matter to you.

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.

 

At the beginning of March, the monthly #builtheritage Twitter chat temporarily transformed to the #cityheritage chat, as we partnered with the #citytalk chat run by Joe Peach of This Big City and Rashiq Fataar of Future Cape Town. The recap below, written by Joe in the days just after the chat, captures the highlights of the broad-ranging, internationally-focused conversation we had about adaptive reuse.

If the recap below piques your interest, we'll be chatting again -- back at our regular #builtheritage hashtag -- on April 3, 2013 at 4:00 EDT. April's chat will focus on strategic planning and its role in preservation organizations. Come with your best planning war stories! Details on how to participate can be found here.

The Church Brew Works, Pittsburgh, PA. Photo courtesy Frabuleuse, Flickr
The Church Brew Works, Pittsburgh, Pa.... Read More →

The National Trust for Historic Preservation works to save America's historic places. Join us today to help protect the places that matter to you.

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.

Stories from the Sea: A WWII Battleship Gets a Historic Blog

Posted on: March 6th, 2013 by Gwendolyn Purdom 4 Comments

 

Reflection. Credit: Battleship North Carolina
Battleship North Carolina

In its years at sea, the USS North Carolina held more than 2,300 aboard at one time; was the first of ten fast battleships to join the American fleet in World War II; and participated in every major naval offensive in the Pacific area of operations, earning 15 battle stars. When the battleship was set to be scrapped in 1958, a group of citizens banded together to save the vessel and bring her back to her home state.

Five decades later, the ship’s storied history is getting a different form of preservation through Sea Stories, the Battleship North Carolina’s new blog. Launched on January 24, the web series posts actual firsthand accounts of life on the ship, which now serves as a WWII memorial and museum, each week.

We caught up with Battleship Promotions Director Heather Loftin to find out more about the unique project.... Read More →

The National Trust for Historic Preservation works to save America's historic places. Join us today to help protect the places that matter to you.