women in preservation

Practical Preservation Podcast featuring Susan Dippre former décor and landscape manager for Colonial Williamsburg

THIS IS A RE-POST OF A PODCAST INTERVIEW WE ORIGINALLY POSTED February 2019: Susan Dippre from Susan Dippre Designs joined the Practical Preservation podcast to discuss how working at Colonial Williamsburg combined her love of history and landscaping. She has recently begun her own company to provide the general public with Williamsburg inspired designs from …

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Practical Preservation Podcast Featuring Becky LeBarre Renfrew Museum and Park

Becky LaBarre, executive director of Renfrew Museum and Park, located in Waynesboro, PA, joined the Practical Preservation Podcast to discuss the site, as well as special Christmas events. We covered multiple topics, including: Becky’s background, including how growing up near Greenfield Village sparked her early interest in History and Preservation The history and preservation story …

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Practical Preservation Podcast Featuring Kaitlin O’Shea of Preservation in Pink

Kaitlin O’Shea of Preservation in Pink, joined the Practical Preservation Podcast to discuss her blog and how preservation is a part of so much of everyday life. We covered multiple topics, including: Kaitlin’s desire growing up to live in a walkable neighborhood, and how she eventually connected that to preservation Kaitlin’s varied experiences as a …

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Practical Preservation Podcast Featuring Dominique Hawkins of Preservation Design Partnership

Dominique Hawkins, founder and managing principal of Preservation Design Partnership based in Philadelphia, PA, joined the Practical Preservation Podcast to discuss flood mitigation in historic areas. We covered multiple topics, including: Dominique’s background in design, architecture, and historic preservation, including her early career transition from architecture for housing developments to the world of historic preservation, …

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Practical Preservation Podcast Featuring Briana Grosicki of PlaceEconomics

Briana Grosicki, associate principal of PlaceEconomics based in Washington, D.C., joined the Practical Preservation Podcast to discuss the economic benefits of preservation. We covered multiple topics, including: Briana’s background, including growing up regularly visiting local battlefields in Virginia, volunteering with her main street district as a teen, to working with Donovan Rypkema  Briana’s additional roles …

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Practical Preservation Podcast Featuring April C. Thomas of Fashions Revisited and Historic Foodways

April C. Thomas, proprietor and sole designer of Fashions Revisited, and Director of the Historic Foodways Program for the Northern York County Historical and Preservation Society (NYCHAPS) in Dillsburg, PA, joined the Practical Preservation Podcast to discuss her fashion business and the foodways program. We covered multiple topics, including: April’s background, including growing up working …

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Women’s Hidden Roles in Historic Preservation

    South Carolina Senate Chamber Portrait of Ann Pamela Cunningham, The “Founding Mother” of Historic Preservation. Photo credit South Carolina Legislature.    Many women and men have contributed so much to the field of historic preservation in America. However, as is too often the case, the role of many women has been hidden in …

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