Bechdel Film Fest - PechaKucha Akron, Volume 14
May
31
8:00 PM20:00

Bechdel Film Fest - PechaKucha Akron, Volume 14

Pecha Kucha presenter during the Bechdel Film Fest. More information TBA.

“We look forward to seeing you at PechaKucha, Volume 14 at The Akron-Summit County Public Library.

The doors will open at 7:00 PM and the program begins shortly after 8:00 PM.

Ticket Options:

Limited VIP Admission, $20: VIP admission include preferred seating and a free drink ticket.

General Admission, $5

Limited Free Admission: Not able to contribute financially this time around? No worries! A limited number of free tickets are available.”

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Toolkits and Wheelhouses: Michigan Historic Preservation Network Annual Conference
May
16
to May 18

Toolkits and Wheelhouses: Michigan Historic Preservation Network Annual Conference

Art & Preservation: Creatively Connecting People to Past

Pairing art and history can develop unique heritage interpretation that appeals to a broader audience.  Learn how to successfully create, fund, and execute art-inspired programming by joining two nationally-recognized preservationists who showcase projects ranging from one-time events to long-term initiatives.  These programs can enrich your current efforts or suggest something new.

Speakers: Sarah Marsom and Lori Gonzalez

Historic Preservation: Emerging Tools and Trends   

This session focuses on four new areas of preservation practice: local activism by Young Preservationists and the Rust Belt Coalition; new ideas for community and preservation planning; increased diversity through new approaches to heritage interpretation; and emerging technologies used by preservation professionals.  Let’s talk together about national trends in the preservation field.    

Speakers: Sarah Marsom, Dr. Ted Ligibel, Ilene Tyler, Norm Tyler

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Curio[sity]
May
14
7:00 PM19:00

Curio[sity]

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Look around your home and think about the memories attached to items.
Do any articles spark curiosity into the past? Maybe they tell the story of visiting your grandma's home when you were little, or a visit to Belle Isle last summer. Maybe they spark joy, because they were made by a neighbor or a local artist.

Whether it’s a photo of your favorite building, a perfect Motown vinyl, or a knickknack that makes you smile-- we want you to join us for an evening of show-and-tell. There is no better way to get to know fellow neighbors and lovers of architecture, history, and place, than showing off a little piece of home. Bring your curio, to share with the group! If you like, your items will be photographed and showcased in our digital gallery!

Then, we’ll host a facilitated conversation about the future of our communities. We want to know why you are passionate about your community and what we can do to help you leave your mark.
Is it hands-on workshops to teach you how to fix your old wood floors? Maybe it is a behind-the-scenes tour of a building being fixed up that will inspire you? Or it could be learning more about Detroit's history through a bike tour! We want to hear more about what YOU want and why!

7p Doors open
7:30 Share your curio
8p Future of Communities activity with Sarah Marsom

The event is free & open to the public, donations are welcomed! We will be on the first level of the building facing Woodward Ave.
Event supported by: Brick+Beam, Building Hugger, Detroit Center for Design + Technology, and MY Preservation

About our host
Sarah Marsom
Through nearly 10-years of experience working at historic sites, Sarah Marsom has developed a keen understanding of storytelling and connecting people to the past. She has crafted hands-on workshops, tours, successfully pursued historic designation, and executed speciality research projects. Marsom works to improve the preservation movement’s accessibility by empowering the next generation of community advocates and increasing the representation of lesser known histories. If historic preservation is inaccessible, it is neither relevant nor revolutionary.
In 2018, Sarah was recognized by the National Trust for Historic Preservation as the recipient of the American Express Aspire Award during the 2018 National Preservation Awards and as an honoree of the inaugural 40 Under 40: People Saving Place's list.
She’s the creator of the Tiny Activist Project, and currently lives in a bunglaow in Columbus, OH which she’s rehabbing. Her family’s Michigan history dates back to 1859, when her greatx2 grandparents immigrated to Detroit from England and lived there for multiple generations. You can follow her on Instagram, Twitter, or LinkedIn!

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Rust Belt Takeover of Milwaukee
May
10
to May 12

Rust Belt Takeover of Milwaukee

Milwaukee Preservation Alliance (MPA) is excited to partner with The Rust Belt Coalition of Young Preservationists to host the Rust Belt Takeover of Milwaukee, May 10th-12th. Highlights will include tours of the City Hall bell tower, the Mitchell Park Domes, the Soldiers Home, Frank Lloyd Wright System-Built Homes, and a party at Pabst. Click here to register! Full event descriptions via this link.

I look forward to attending the 9th Rust Belt Takeover event!

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Preservation New York State Conference
Apr
25
to Apr 27

Preservation New York State Conference

40-Under-40 Saving Places Panel; Session time TBA

Last year the National Trust for Historic Preservation announced their inaugural list of 40 Under 40: People Saving Places, which honored 40 individuals under 40 who they consider to be “movers and shakers” in the preservation industry. Hear from three honorees- Carlton Hall, Sarah Marsom, and Zulmilena Then on their efforts to make a significant impact in preservation and enjoy a moderated Q&A following their presentations.

Panelist Carlton Hall’s will delve into his work for the Delaware State Historic Presrvation Office as the cultural preservation specialist and historian and efforts to research and educate on the Green Book, a travel guide for African Americans.

Sarah Marsom, a heritage resource consultant based in Ohio, specializes in creative

interpretation strategies. She will illuminate on tactics to connect to K-12 students and the under-40 crowd.

Hailing from New York City, architect Zulmilena Then launched the grassroots advocacy groupPreserving East New York in 2015. Learn how she has grown a preservation movement in a neighborhood previously ignored by historians and successfully saved structures.

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Modern Phoenix Week: Pillow Talk (1959) With Rock Hudson and Doris Day
Mar
20
6:30 PM18:30

Modern Phoenix Week: Pillow Talk (1959) With Rock Hudson and Doris Day

Lounge with us in the new breezeway commons at Park Central Mall as we screen this racy 1960 Oscar Winner for Best Writing, Story and Screenplay. A womanizer (Rock Hudson) and an avant-garde interior designer (Doris Day) share the same telephone party line and try not to fall for each other. Bring a pillow and blanket if you like! Presented in partnership with Phoenix Urban Design Week and Artlink. $8 and advance registration is required. More information on Modern Phoenix Week here.

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Modern Phoenix Week: Sew Modern! With Sarah Marsom
Mar
20
5:00 PM17:00

Modern Phoenix Week: Sew Modern! With Sarah Marsom

Meet Tiny Jane Jacobs and her creator Sarah Marsom in this playful sewing session featuring this year's Desert Modernism Pillow Design Challenge winners, sponsored by Spoonflower. Ticket includes everything you need to make one or two pillows using this year's winning fabric designs. Don't know how to sew? Don't worry! Members of The Garment League of Phoenix will be on hand to guide you through this easy project. Fee includes everything you need and complimentary admission to the Pillow Talk screening at 6:30. Presented in partnership with Phoenix Urban Design Week and Artlink. Sponsored by Spoonflower. Advance registration required and fee is $20-30, dependent on how many pillows you would like to produce. Find more information on Modern Phoenix Week.

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Modern Phoenix Week: Engaging NextGen Keynote by Sarah Marsom
Mar
20
3:00 PM15:00

Modern Phoenix Week: Engaging NextGen Keynote by Sarah Marsom

Meet 2018's National Trust for Historic Preservation's American Express Aspire Award Winner Sarah Marsom, who has engaged a new generation of future leaders in preservation and city planning through her TinyActivist project and other urban interventions. Marsom will share her insight on engaging millennials and digital natives in the art of celebrating heritage in the built environment. Presented in partnership with Phoenix Urban Design Week and Artlink. Sponsored by Spoonflower. Event is FREE, but requires advance registration. Visit Modern Phoenix Week for more information.

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Craftivism: Advocacy and Letterpress Workshop
Mar
9
2:00 PM14:00

Craftivism: Advocacy and Letterpress Workshop

Enjoy this unique opportunity to learn letterpress and refine your advocacy techniques at Igloo Letterpress in historic downtown Worthington! This 2-hour advocacy workshop will begin with a letterpress workshop, where you will have the opportunity to create preservation-themed postcards. You will love learning this traditional printing technique that has been used since the 1400s (aka hundreds of years)!

After printing your postcards, we will learn advocacy techniques from Sarah Marsom, heritage resource consultant and recipient of the 2018 National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Aspire Award. Marsom will delve into strategies to be a champion for historic preservation at both a local and statewide level. Plus you'll learn what top level historic preservationists are advocating for currently statewide and how you can help. We will conclude the workshop with all participants writing a postcard to a city official or state legislator to promote a historic preservation effort they are passionate about. Postage will be provided.

Reserve your spot through Eventbrite.
Cost: $10 in advance, $15 day of
Capacity: 20
Ages: min. 13 years old- no max.

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Colorado Saving Places Conference
Feb
4
to Feb 7

Colorado Saving Places Conference

Junior Citizens: Creatively Connecting Children to Community

As K-12 curriculum evolves and millennials shift cultural norms, how can we ensure relevance of the past? Creatively cultivating connections can reach new audiences, build civic duty, and inspire new preservationists. This session will highlight a variety of outreach strategies including refreshing existing tours, coloring books, young preservationist initiatives, and more! Participants will walk away with a toolkit of strategies to develop and fund successful outreach techniques for children K-12 and millennials in communities of all sizes. Did we mention you will actually be engaging with ambassadors from the Preservation Youth Summit and have a big of hands-on learning? Get ready to learn from the next generation of historic preservationists! 

Click here to register for the conference.

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University of Georgia - Public Event
Jan
14
6:00 PM18:00

University of Georgia - Public Event

Pushing Preservation Forward 

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's presentation will delve into what the next generation of preservation leaders are doing to connect people to past, 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, and ways to utilize a National Register of Historic Places nomination for more than an honorary designation. Sarah will also highlight selected works by her peers who are pushing the boundaries of what preservation means.  Q&A and optional Athens exploration to follow. 

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Modern Phoenix Week: Desert Modernism Fabric Design Challenge with Spoonflower
Jan
4
to Feb 5

Modern Phoenix Week: Desert Modernism Fabric Design Challenge with Spoonflower

The desert southwest has inspired generations of architects, fashion designers and graphic artists to complement its wild spirit through sleek, colorful and chic motifs. Show us a new interpretation of Desert Modernism tailored for an 18” throw pillow in Spoonflower's January Design Challenge. Last day to enter is Tuesday, Feb 5 at 3pm EST. The top winning designs will go into production for our pillow sewing workshop on March 19 and earn Spoonflower store credit! Presented in partnership with Tiny Activist Project's Sarah Marsom, exclusively for Modern Phoenix Week.

Click here to enter the competition!

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Past Forward
Nov
13
to Nov 16

Past Forward

Attending the National Trust for Historic Preservation's annual conference, Past Forward. Tiny Activist dolls will be available for purchase. 

Helping coordinate and host a young preservationist gathering on Wednesday November 14th, following the Welcome Reception. CLICK HERE to register for Cultivating Creativity +NextGen Preservationists for free. Thank you Indow Windows for supporting the NextGen mingler for the second year in a row.

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2018 Annual Heritage Ohio Conference
Oct
24
6:30 PM18:30

2018 Annual Heritage Ohio Conference

Presentation: 

Junior Citizens: Creatively Connecting Children and Community

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 Annisha Jeffries and Sarah Marsom will provide unique insight into youth engagement, including examples of library resources for youth, kids special event programs, how to create coloring books and successful workshops on a budget, and fundraising through the Tiny Activist Project. You'll walk away with practical approaches that can be applied in any community, large or small.

 

Tiny Activist dolls will be available for purchase at event. 

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Lakeside's 145th Chautauqua Season
Jul
25
10:30 AM10:30

Lakeside's 145th Chautauqua Season

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)

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National Alliance of Preservation Commissions Conference
Jul
21
9:00 AM09:00

National Alliance of Preservation Commissions Conference

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. 

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Wild Art Columbus Auction & Party
Jun
4
7:00 PM19:00

Wild Art Columbus Auction & Party

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 me@sarahmarsom.com if you would like to place a distance bid on the Tiny Activist Project art pairing. 

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Rust Belt Takeover of Columbus
Apr
27
to Apr 29

Rust Belt Takeover of Columbus

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.

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Preserving Historic Places Conference
Apr
18
10:30 AM10:30

Preserving Historic Places Conference

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

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Main Street Now Conference
Mar
27
1:30 PM13:30

Main Street Now Conference

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.

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