This week on the Practical Preservation Podcast Danielle was joined by Nedra Deadwyler of the Save Your Spaces Cultural Heritage and Historic Preservation Festival.

Nedra and Danielle talked about trends and techniques in preserving history, heritage, and identities, and how events like the Save Your Spaces festival encourage their preservation. They also discussed how you can support projects like Save your Spaces, or even create a similar event in your community.

For more information on the festival visit the website at: http://saveyourspaces.org, you can contact Nedra via email at [email protected]m, and ask direct questions about the festival via email at [email protected],

This week on the Practical Preservation Podcast, Danielle was joined by Mark Ferguson of The Revivalist. Mark discussed the history of his family farm in Roanoke, VA and his plans for restoring the main house, grain silo, and slave quarters. Danielle and Mark also discussed how local preservation guidelines can help or hinder investment in older communities.

You can learn more about The Revivalist and Mark’s work online at https://therevivalist.info.

On this week’s episode of the Practical Preservation Podcast Danielle spoke with Christina Butler of Butler Preservation.  Christina is a preservationist, contractor, and a full professor at the American College of the Building Arts in Charleston, SC. 

Danielle and Christina discussed the benefits of having both formal education and hands on experience when approaching restoration projects, the skill gap in the trades industry, and why Christina opted to design her brand new home in Georgian era design.

You can find Butler Preservation online at www.butlerpreservation.com, and the American College of the Building Arts at www.acba.edu

On this week’s episode of the Practical Preservation Podcast Danielle spoke with Sarah Ward of Ward Architecture + Preservation.  Danielle and Sarah spoke about how to balance the preservation of historic homes while keeping the client’s vision in mind, and how to keep the client’s vision in mind while maintaining the integrity of the historic structure.   They also discussed how climate change may impact preservation trades moving forward, and why it is important to utilize local, state, and federal preservation tax credits. 

You can contact Sarah via email at [email protected] or online via the Ward Architecture + Preservation website.  You can also find Ward Architecture + Preservation on Facebook and Instagram.

 

On this week’s episode of the Practical Preservation Podcast Danielle spoke with Molly Ricks of Baltimore Heritage. Danielle and Molly talked about how preservation serves people and communities, and how preservation outreach has changed (for good!) through the pandemic. Listen to the episode and learn more about Baltimore Heritage’s programs.

You can contact Molly via email at [email protected], and find Baltimore Heritage online at https://baltimoreheritage.org.

On this week’s episode of the Practical Preservation Podcast Danielle spoke with Nicholas De Neff, lead writer for the Hometown History Podcast. Danielle and Nicholas discussed the importance of storytelling in place,  and how the way a story is told can influence legacy.

You can contact Nick via email at [email protected]

Hometown History is produced by Arc Light Media.  You can find it and the other Arc Light podcasts via their website.

On this week’s episode of the Practical Preservation podcast Danielle spoke with Taylor Voltz, host of the Preservation Destination podcast. Hailing from North Atlanta, Taylor moved to New Orleans in 2009 to pursue a graduate degree in Historic Preservation from Tulane University. She developed a passion for preservation while earning her undergraduate degree in American History. She currently holds the Director position at the Historic Mobile Preservation Society and the Historic Oakleigh House in Mobile, Alabama. She lives with her husband and four cats.

Danielle and Taylor discussed their individual paths to the world of preservation podcasting, and how it has benefitted their careers while indulging their personal interests.

You can listen to the Preservation Destination podcast on Apple Podcasts and Google Play.

On this week’s episode of the Practical Preservation Podcast, Danielle spoke with Abbie Samson, of Samson Historical. Samson Historical is a provider of 18th Century reproductions. Abbie told us about the range of products offered by Samson Historical and how they can help customers find time appropriate items. You can find Samson Historical’s full catalog on their website at: https://www.samsonhistorical.com. You can also follow them on Instagram at samson_historical and Facebook at @SamsonHistorical

On this week’s episode of the Practical Preservation Podcast, Danielle spoke with Mike O’Neill about Barry Gfeller’s photography and how it helped preserve images of Main Street America. From the National Building Museum’s website, “ Gfeller Collection: Main Street USA portrays roughly 250,000 buildings and 3,750 communities in 44 states and six Canadian provinces. Taken together, the images are a rare snapshot of late 20th-century North America.”

Mike also discussed his role in the preservation and donation of this important collection.

You can find more information about the collection at www.gfellercollection.org, or at the National Building Museum.

This week on the Practical Preservation Podcast Danielle spoke with author Maureen Ogle about her book, “All the Modern Conveniences: American Household Plumbing, 1840-1890”. Maureen and Danielle discussed the development of indoor plumbing in American homes during this unique period in history when not all homes came with modern amenities.

You can find Maureen on her website at: https://www.maureenogle.com, and contact her via email at: [email protected]