For historic preservation to retain its relevance, we must think outside the traditional constructs of how we save buildings and educate people on the past. Sarah Marsom will discuss ways to connect the past to present, with an emphasis on creative connections for youth and millennials. Focusing on case studies from her work with the Young Ohio Preservationists and creation of the Tiny Activist Project, you'll learn what #beersavesplaces means, how art enhances history, ways to utilize a National Register of Historic Places nomination for more than an honorary designation, and the tricks to turn children into architectural detectives. Sarah's passion for preservation and out of the box efforts led to her appointment on the National Trust for Historic Preservation's inaugural 40 Under 40: People Saving Places initiative. This lecture is free and open to the public with admission into Lakeside Chautauqua ($23.50/day pass)
Presenting "Demystifying Preservation: Advocating Before the Bulldozer" alongside Kelli Lydon
Proactive advocacy is the future of historic preservation! Developing creative advocacy programming allows you to reach new audiences, further develop civic pride, and save buildings before it is too late. Delving into the work of the Rehabbers Des Moines, Young Ohio Preservationists, and Columbus Landmarks, this panel will provide tactics on city and nonprofit partnerships, steps to prevent demolition, building a preservation movement, and more! Utilizing case studies, you will learn how to be your city's best advocate.
A one of a kind Tiny Jane Jacobs doll and unique Tiny Activist Project textile art piece will be auctioned to support Wild Goose Creative. Wild Goose is a nonprofit community arts organization whose mission is to build a creative community at the intersection of art, risk and meaning. To learn more about the auction, please click this link. Follow the Tiny Activist Project instagram or twitter for sneak peaks of the art piece. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to place a distance bid on the Tiny Activist Project art pairing.
The Young Ohio Preservationists (YOPs) are hosting the Rust Belt Takeover of Columbus, April 27-29.
Highlights of the weekend will include behind the scenes tours of landmark buildings, an advocacy workshop with the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and a variety of social events. Sarah Marsom will be leading a tour of South Side Columbus with Matthew Dickey.
The event is open to the public with prior registration. Thanks to support from the Create Columbus Commission all tours are free. Registration will go live in March.
Formed in 2016, the Rust Belt Coalition of Young Preservationists (RBCoYP) unites the Rust Belt’s growing young preservationist movement. The mission of the Coalition is to create a common forum among groups within the region, mentor and support newly formed young preservationists groups, and use the power of our collective voices to effect change in the preservation movement.
The Young Ohio Preservationists are a group of youngish folks interested in preservation and community revitalization. The YOPs and Heritage Ohio welcome people of all ages to be part of this event.
Telling Stories: DIY Creative Placemaking
In this session, you’ll hear from experts in other states about using local assets to inspire civic pride and create new preservation advocates. Find out how an arts festival in vacant grain elevators, creative signage, neighborhood coloring books, and Tiny Jane Jacobs dolls are helping preservationists reach diverse audiences in Columbus, Ohio and Buffalo, New York. (Sponsored by Indiana University’s Cornelius O’Brien Lecture Series. Free and open to the public.)
Speaker: Sarah Marsom, Heritage Resource Consultant
Speaker: Dana Saylor, Principal, Confluence Creative Engagement
Junior Citizens: Creatively Connecting Children and Community
Main Street programs serve as a catalyst for an energetic downtown. Creating community connections to children can build civic duty and a greater appreciation for history while encouraging long term residency. Participants will learn how to develop and fund successful outreach techniques for children K-12. Presenters Lindsey Dotson and Sarah Marsom will provide unique insight into youth engagement, including examples of Junior Main Street programs, how to create coloring books and successful workshops on a budget, and fundraising through the Tiny Jane Project. You'll walk away with practical approaches that can be applied in any community, large or small.