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National Landmark "Kate Chopin House" is lost to fire

CLOUTIERVILLE, LA–The Kate Chopin House, named for the legendary feminist writer who lived there during the 1880s, burned to the ground in an early morning fire today. The structure had been named a National Historic Landmark by the United States Department of Interior in 1993.

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David Connolly V-log: The survey winds down

As the survey work in Jerash comes to a close, bagging and tagging continues in earnest. David also introduces us to some of the electronic equipment used in the documentation, and reveals why archaeology is sometimes a maddening numbers game–literally.

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Heritage resources define community, even in their loss

By Jeff Guin
It’s in times of hardship that a community’s character is revealed. The destruction of the Kate Chopin House by fire this past Wednesday was a harsh test of character for the heritage community in Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana–where I was born, and live still.

GLAM-Wiki Program Report: Growing Cultural Collaboration through Wikipedia and The Commons

In 2013, I started up the GLAM-Wiki initiative at the Chemical Heritage Foundation in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to provide greater access to the organization’s rich store of historical art, books, instruments and oral histories related to the history of chemistry. The program initiative began with the hiring of a Wikipedian in Residence and continued with trainings […]

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