Economic Benefits of History Preservation

How to quantify the value of preserving history? Our friends at Communication Design Inc. in Richmond, VA, teamed up with Preservation Virginia to present key findings. In a gorgeous brochure that’s the signature print piece for the nonprofit’s major capital campaign, it’s noted that “historic preservation doesn’t[...]
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Anniversary Goes Missing

When an annual report prominently displays “50 Years 1967-2017” on its cover, as does the latest publication of the Environmental Defense Fund, a reader reasonably expects to find some history inside: a timeline, a profile of the founder, some then-and-now photos. Instead she finds only four paragraphs[...]
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“Hidden Figures” as a Workplace Drama

The real Katherine Johnson of "Hidden Figures" at work in 1966. Photo courtesy of NASA.
If you were as wowed by the film and book Hidden Figures as I was, you probably want to read/see it again. Next time around, I plan to focus on the workplace aspect, which director Theodore Melfi brilliantly highlights in the movie. Amid a sea of white[...]
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History Quotes: Roman Empire Wisdom

Young Cicero Reading, 1464 fresco by Vincenzo Foppa, courtesy of Wikimedia/Wallace Collection
Reflections on history for January 20, 2017, reaching back to the ancient Romans: “To be ignorant of what occurred before you were born is to remain always a child. For what is the worth of human life, unless it is woven into the life of our ancestors[...]
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