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

University of Georgia - Private 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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Colorado Saving Places Conference
Feb
4
to Feb 7

Colorado Saving Places Conference

Junior Citizens: Creatively Connecting Children to Community

We preserve history for the betterment of future generations. As K-12 curriculum evolves and millenials shift cultural norms, how can we ensure relevance of the past? Creativity is integral to the future of historic preservation. Creatively cultivating connections can reach new audiences, build civic duty, and inspire new preservationists. Sarah Marsom will delve into strategies to fund, develop, and execute successful unconventional preservation projects. Reflecting on projects produced by Sarah Marsom, the session will focus on the following methods to creatively connect: young preservationist initiatives on local, state, and regional scale, placemaking, service projects, coloring books, the Tiny Activist Project, and more! Participants will learn how to develop and fund successful outreach techniques for children K-12 and millennials, and walk away with practical approaches that can be applied in any community, large or small.

Click here to register for the conference.

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

Toolkits and Wheelhouses: Michigan Historic Preservation Network Annual Conference

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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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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