Let’s Work Together

Every historic site and story is uniquely representative of a specific time, person, community, or event. Understanding how to utilize a physical site properly and/or create stories is integral to maximizing community engagement, support, and revitalization. Whether you want to schedule a one-hour brainstorm session for inspiration, a workshop, or work on a multi-year project, I would love to bridge the gap between historic preservation and creativity to bring the best out of your site and/or stories for a broad audience. View past work here.

 Coloring book created for the German Village Society’s third grade tour participants.

Coloring book created for the German Village Society’s third grade tour participants.

Heritage Interpretation

With the rapidity of cultural shifts, understanding the best methodology to connect to audiences is imperative for an organization or historic site. Based on your goals, I will create a heritage interpretation toolkit to refresh your current offerings or create new programming strategies.

Strategies will range from tours to special events to off-site connections to tangible takeaways to other unique interpretation strategies for your organization/historic site. Every heritage interpretation toolkit will include strategies for diverse age groups and inclusion to ensure your organization/site is connecting to the broadest audience.

 Sewing is a traditional trade quickly being lost, so let’s get to together and create with our hands and honor people of the past.

Sewing is a traditional trade quickly being lost, so let’s get to together and create with our hands and honor people of the past.

Workshops

The Tiny Activist Project is more than doll. TAP is a new way to fuse art and historic preservation. Through one-of-a-kind workshops developed for you, participants of all ages can learn how to sew and create a piece that connects them to the past.

Workshops include: Why We Preserve the Past, Celebrating Local (S)heroes, and Pushing Preservation Forward. Every workshop is custom-tailored for your audience, and there are opportunities for a site specific workshop that fuse the traditional trade of sewing with contemporary craft.

 Preservation themed letterpress postcard creation and legislative advocacy campaign workshop at Igloo Letterpress for the Young Ohio Preservationists .

Preservation themed letterpress postcard creation and legislative advocacy campaign workshop at Igloo Letterpress for the Young Ohio Preservationists .

NextGen Preservationists

Connecting your organization/community to the next generation of investors and advocates is imperative for the sustainability of your organization. Fostering engagement strategies for young (under 40 y/o) audiences in historic preservation requires a specific strategic plan, because it is not one-size fits all.

Whether you are interested in an guest lecture, focus group facilitation, or a strategic plan, I am interested in setting your organization up for success and sustainability by connecting you to NextGen Preservationists.