Interpretation connects people with place to promote a greater appreciation of a shared heritage as well as to promote the stewardship of resources. Online and gallery exhibits, interpretive panels, public programs, and audio and video presentations can illuminate relationships between the... read more

Historic Preservation

Our goal is to foster a better understanding and appreciation of our common heritage and to document and preserve properties that reflect an inclusive American history. Not everything that is old is considered historic, because things may have been changed. Places may still be culturally... read more

Oral History

Oral History can reveal the everyday life of a community-its concerns, tragedies, traumas, high points and leisure moments. Oral History interviews can provide valuable first person information on a place, a period of time, an activity or event. These interviews can also provide insights into... read more


Every community has a history, whether it is an historic building, a fraternal organization, or a temporary work camp. Sound archival research is the basis for most history projects. Documents in an archive may trace the history of a home to several generations of the same family or a... read more