I’d known that I wanted to be a preservationist for two years by the time my history professor asked me what I was going to do with my degree. After I told her, she said, “You’d better get yourself a black dress because there are going to be some pretty tough fights and you can’t win them all.”
Whether we are pursuing preservation as a profession or just trying to save a historic landmark in our neighborhood, we all share a passion for old places, and that passion can absolutely make a difference in our communities. That said, given how complex and uncertain preservation projects can be, it’s important to prepare yourself for all the possibilities ahead.
Here are four tips on how you can manage your personal expectations before, during, and after your involvement in a preservation project.... Read More →
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