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.