So what is heritage documentation?
Following the Great Depression, Roosevelt’s New Deal created a number of make-work programs including the Works Progress Administration, the Farm Security Administration, and the Civilian Conservation Corps. Since 1933, the National Park Service has administered one such program, the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS), which documents and catalogues American architectural heritage through written histories, measured drawings, and photographs…
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I grew up in the shadow of the Manhattan Project in the town of Richland, Washington. So, I had always dreamed of what it would be like to sneak in, to surreptitiously gain access to the world's once most-secret building, to roam its hallways and imagine what it must have been like when it was alive. Read More
2016 marks the centennial celebrations for the National Park Service and the fiftieth anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act. This is an excellent opportunity to research the Standards and apply them in real-world applications, to record and protect important historic sites of the Pacific Northwest, to provide the philanthropy these sites need, and to promote their importance as part of our national heritage... Read More