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What is Architectural Conservation?

What is Architectural Conservation?

Blog Post #3 – What is Architectural Conservation? By: Héctor J. Berdecía-Hernández, Assoc. AIA  Materials Conservation Assistant, National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT) What does an architectural conservator do? Is architectural conservation the same as historic preservation? How are they different?  These are questions that many folks in my field need to answer […]

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Haleakalā: Maui’s House of the Sun

Haleakalā: Maui’s House of the Sun

Haleakalā: Maui’s House of the Sun By: Jacob Hakim Haleakalā National Park, situated from slope to summit of the easternmost volcano of Maui, is one of two national parks located in the Hawaiian islands (the other is Volcanoes National Park, on Big Island). Traveling into the park from Kahului, the largest municipality on the island, […]

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What’s Beneath Your Feet?

What’s Beneath Your Feet?

What’s Beneath Your Feet: Considering the archaeology of your park By: Maeve Marino Do you ever go hiking out in your National, State, or Metro parks? If you do then you’re probably surrounded by archaeology, sometimes directly beneath you. Now some of you may be thinking “well, duh” but not a lot of parks highlight […]

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Summer School

Summer School

Summer School By: Sandhya Narayanan All summer internships have one thing in common- to provide the intern temporary work experience in a field over the summer months. Interns take these positions excited at the prospect of gaining this experience, which they can then eventually leverage for future employment or educational opportunities. But these internships also […]

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Preparation and Execution

Preparation and Execution

Preparation and Execution By: Isaac St. John Life doesn’t like set plans for anyone. When I applied for this internship, I thought it would have been more in person. Going into a lab for artifact analysis, interacting with the professionals of Acadia National Park, and presenting findings to the people of the Dawn Land, my […]

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Steel? Weathering Steel?

Steel? Weathering Steel?

Blog Post #2 – Steel? Weathering Steel? By Héctor J. Berdecía-Hernández, Assoc. AIA  Materials Conservation Assistant, National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT) What is steel? How is it used? Why is weathering Steel -Corten a popular contemporary material? First, steel is what is known as an alloy, or a combination of two or […]

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Finding My Footing

Finding My Footing

Finding My Footing By: Sonya Carrizales The past two weeks in Yellowstone have been magical and sobering all at once. As I’ve been getting used to the ebb and flow of my work schedule, I’ve established a daily routine for myself: I wake up to sounds of birds chirping or Elk munching on grass outside […]

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Stacks on Stacks…of Records

Stacks on Stacks…of Records

Stacks on Stacks…of Records: digging into the archives at CVNP By: Maeve Marino Part of my end goal here at Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) is to dig into the records of Joe Jesensky, an amateur archaeologist and historian that was frequently at sites in the park. Many of the sites Jesensky recorded never made […]

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“Don’t Know Much About History…”

“Don’t Know Much About History…”

“Don’t Know Much About History…” By: Sandhya Narayanan How much do we actually know about our own history? Generally, I would say that the general public probably does not know a lot. But even for the small section of society who do know their history, how much of it do we really know? And how […]

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July 13-18: Getting into the Park

July 13-18: Getting into the Park

July 13-18: Getting into the Park By: Marta Olmos After finishing my quarantine, I was able to start working on the front lines. Our shift patterns have us rotating between the info desk outside, the (closed) visitor center, roving at the North Bridge, and working on project time. We also have telework days to reduce […]

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Welcome Summer 2020 CRDIP Members!

Welcome Summer 2020 CRDIP Members!

Fifteen fantastic ACE participants are getting underway from Maui to Maine for CRDIP, the 2020 Cultural Resources Diversity Internship Program.  CRDIP offers diverse and underrepresented youth a professional experience and exposure to the historic preservation/cultural resource management fields; meanwhile the National Park Service (NPS) has the opportunity to engage and mentor promising emerging professionals who might choose to […]

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