Preservation & PR: Putting Our Best Foot Forward

My post on the PreservationNation.org Blog

How many times have you heard preservationists referred to as “hysterical preservationists” or the “paint police”? Not exactly the way we would describe ourselves is it? Sometimes I think the toughest part about being a preservationist is changing how we look to others, especially when other fields see preservation as “a roadblock.”

A few weeks ago on this blog I wrote about how preservationists and historians often find ourselves wearing many hats over the course of our work day and career. Out of all of them the toughest role has to be that of public relations official. Let’s start out by thinking about how we reach out to our members, individuals who are already frequent and steady supporters of the work preservationists are trying to accomplish.

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