Preservation Action Task Force
As a part of a research assistantship at the Center for Historic Preservation, myself and others were called on to act on behalf of the Research Committee of the Federal Historic Preservation Program Task Force, put together by Preservation Action. Katherine O’Bryan and I researched and wrote drafts of two white papers to research the history of the Federal Historic Preservation Programs. These drafts were read by many preservation activists and professionals for discussion at the 2010 meeting of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. They are below.
The Task Force continued its work, gathering public input and making recommendations for priorities to lobby the government for improvement to federal historic preservation programs and funding for those programs. The final product was collected as Aligned for Success: Recommendations to Improve the effectiveness of the Federal Preservation Program.
Restoring the Matt Gardner Homestead
In June 2010, myself and others from the Center for Historic Preservation did some restoration work at the Matt Gardner Homestead in Elkton, Tennessee, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. We did general cleaning and removed wallpaper and non-period panelling. This article by Lisa L. Rollins provides more information about the house and the work completed.