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8/08 NPS Heritage News Rundown

The August 08 edition of the National Park Service’s Heritage News reports the following:

The National Geographic Society is working with federal agencies to adopt the principles for promoting tourism that helps sustain and enhance visited places. A July 8 MOU created the “Geotourism Working Group.”

The World Heritage Committee adds 19 cultural sites and 8 natural sites to UNESCO’s World Heritage List during its recent meeting.

U.S. State Department’s eJournalUSA focuses on “National Parks, National Legacy.” Features interviews with Mary Bomar, NPS director, and legendary filmmakers Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan who are working on a documentary about U.S. National Parks to be broadcast in fall 2009.

The Lebanese Ministry of Culture is sponsoring an international architecture competition for the House of Arts and Culture of Lebanon in Beirut. The project is funded by a $20 million donation from the Sultanate of Oman.

“American Place: The Historic American Buildings Survey at 75 Years” is a public exhibit about the National Park Service’s Historic American Buildings Survey Runs through Nov. 14 at the U.S. Department of the Interior Museum in Washington, D.C.

A 1939 auto repair shop in Missoula, Mont., recently underwent a $866,474 rehabilitation. The rehab was supported by National Park Service Federal Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credits.

The National Park System Advisory Board met July 21-22 to recommend that the Secretary of the Interior designate the 19 sites as National Historic Landmarks.

In June, 69 listings were added to the National Park Service’s National Register of Historic Places, including 2,964 buildings, 27 sites, 28 structures, and 7 objects.

Wooden catboat “Gypsy” was among the new listings for the National Register of Historic Places in June.

The NAGPRA Review Committee will meet in San Diego Oct. 11-12 to consider disputes and requests for recommendations to the Secretary of the Interior for disposition of culturally unidentifiable, Native American, human remains.

Lisa Ackerman is the first recipient of the Ann Webster Smith Award for International Heritage Achievement. The US/ICOMOS award honors those who exemplify the role of the U.S. as a trusted partner for cultural heritage efforts in all parts of the world.

The Arizona State Museum and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners have been selected to receive the 2008 Award for Outstanding Commitment to the Preservation and Care of Collections from Heritage Preservation and the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works. Nominations for next year’s award are now being accepted.

Preservation Today Netcast: Iowa Floods, Blogging Museums, Safety on the Net

August 2008 Contents include:

Archeologists confirmed that Ferry Farm in Fredericksburg, Virginia is the site of President George Washington’s boyhood home. The site was found after a seven year search and more than 500,000 artifacts from 11 time periods have been found.
National Geographic

Fox News

New York Times

RMJM Hiller has been hired to complete an independent evaluation of Charity Hospital in New Orleans. The report should play a major role in decisions concerning the construction of new hospitals in the area. Charity Hospital is the most prominent example of art deco architecture in in New Orleans and it has a history that goes back more than 250 years.

The Foundation for Historical Louisiana

Building Design and Construction

Next American City Magazine

The Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation has acquired 189 acres of one of the nation’s most endangered battlefields. The acquisition will protect Cedar Creek Battlefield for the controversial expansion of a nearby limestone quarry.

Shenandoah Stories

Washington Times

National Park Service Digest

Record-breaking floods across the Midwest have destroyed or damaged numerous cultural institutions, public buildings, rural landscapes and historic districts. Brucemore, a site owned by the National Trust, has become a hub for recovery efforts. Several organizations are heading up recovery efforts including Silos and Smokestacks National Heritage Area and The American Institute of Conservation.

Iowa Floods

The National Trust Weblog

The 9th annual VAST International Symposium on virtual reality, archeology and cultural heritage will take place in Portugal this December. The symposium will present a dialogue on the present and future of archeology in the 21st century.

VAST Symposium

Only 1,800 gingerbread houses remain in Russia as the country struggles to balance preservation with the demands of development. In Tomsk, Russia, $3 million from the city treasury is being used to restore these buildings.

International Herald Tribune

The New York Times

More than $165,000 have been awarded to fund research projects that use technology to advance preservation. Four projects were funded as part of a grants program administered by the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training. Those receiving funding include The National Trust for Historic Preservation, The Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Tulane University.

David Morgan, Chief of Archeology and Collections at the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training, gives information on what the center looks for in a grant proposal and how to apply.

Morgan also speaks about the upcoming “Prospection in Depth” workshop in San Francisco.

Prospection in Depth Archaeology Workshop

Museum 2.0 is a blog by Nina Simon on heritage issues. The site explores how museums can apply social media principles to become more engaging, community-based and vital to society.

Museum 2.0

Jonathon Bailey, creator of Plagiarism Today, one of the web’s top resources for content and privacy issues, talks about how to protect your content online. Bailey discusses the importance of monitoring your content and how to license your work under Creative Commons.

Jonathan Bailey on the web:

Site: http://www.plagiarismtoday.com

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/plagiarismtoday

Podcast: http://www.plagiarismtoday.com/

Email: jonathan@plagiarismtoday.com

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Cast and Crew:
Jeffery K. Guin, executive producer

Brittany Byrd, producer

David Antilley, director

Adam Caldwell, assistant director

Farrah Reyna, anchor

Lane Luckie, anchor

Partners in this production:

City of Natchitoches, La.

Silos and Smokestacks National Heritage Area

National Center for Preservation Technology & Training

Northwestern State University of Louisiana