Practical Preservation Podcast featuring Mike O’Neill of the Gfeller Collection

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, …

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Practical Preservation Podcast featuring author Maureen Ogle

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 …

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Practical Preservation Podcast featuring Randolph “Randy” Harris, Preservation Advocate

On this week’s episode of the Practical Preservation podcast, Danielle spoke with Preservation Advocate Randolph “Randy”l Harris. Randy believes that “history is local” and told us about the beginnings of the Lancaster walking tour, and how it evolved into a sought after attraction. Randy also discussed the Underground Rail Road and its history in Lancaster …

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Practical Preservation Podcast featuring Josh Blanc of Clay Squared to Infinity

On this week’s episode of the Practical Preservation Podcast, Danielle spoke with Josh Blanc of Clay Squared to Infinity in Minneapolis Minnesota.  From their website, “Clay Squared crafts handmade tiles in many shapes and colors for kitchens, bathrooms, fireplaces, and as art tile. We feature tile by local and national artists and offer the largest selection of …

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Practical Preservation Podcast featuring Andrew Cushing, Bureau of Historic Sites Chief New Hampshire Department of Natural and Cultural Resources

On this week’s episode of the Practical Preservation Podcast, Danielle spoke with Andrew Cushing, Bureau of Historic Sites Chief for the New Hampshire Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. Danielle and Andrew discussed how and why to research the history of your home. You can contact Andrew via phone at (603 )271-3238 or via email …

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Practical Preservation Podcast featuring author Leslie Stainton

On this week’s special Halloween episode of the Practical Preservation Podcast Danielle spoke with Leslie Stainton, author of “Staging Ground: An American Theater and Its Ghosts” about the historic Fulton Theater in Lancaster Pennsylvania.  They discussed place preservation, the theater’s history dating back to the 1700’s, and Leslie’s experience with a ghost hunter on the …

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Practical Preservation Podcast featuring Jere Gibber of the National Preservation Institute

On this week’s episode of the Practical Preservation Podcast, Danielle spoke with Jere Gibber, Executive Director of the National Preservation Institute (NPI). Danielle and Jere discussed the importance of volunteering in addition to for profit work in the field of preservation. Jere also talked about the history of NPI and the trainings available through their …

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Practical Preservation Podcast featuring Russ Carnahan of Preservation Action Network

On this week’s episode of the Practical Preservation Podcast Danielle spoke with Russ Carnahan of  Preservation Action. Danielle and Russ discussed the importance of advocating on behalf of preservation, and how individuals can be involved.  Preservation Action is a 501(c)4 nonprofit organization created in 1974 to serve as the national grassroots lobby for historic preservation. …

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Practical Preservation Podcast Featuring author and activist Catherine Fleming Bruce

On this week’s episode of the Practical Preservation podcast, we spoke with Catherine Fleming Bruce, author and activist. Catherine is the author of “The Sustainers: Being, Building and Doing Good through Activism in the Sacred Spaces of Civil Rights, Human Rights and Social Movements” which received the 2017 Historic Preservation Book Prize from the University …

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