History in Our Parks

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The History in Our Parks Task Force is working to identify the unique needs and challenges of parks and recreation agencies that care for historic and cultural resources while operating within a system that is not geared towards heritage preservation. In doing this, the task force seeks to gather data on the number of parks and recreation agencies (municipal, county and others) that care for historic and cultural resources (museums, historic sites, collections, archeological sites, cemeteries, landscapes, etc.), initiate an assessment of their needs and challenges, and explore how AASLH can help through networking, training and collaborative efforts with other organizations.

History in Our Parks Committee

The AASLH History in Our Parks Affinity Community is led by the following committee:

Chair
Shawn Halifax

Committee

Joanna Brace
Monica Drake
Omar Eaton-Martinez
Jen Marsh
Antone Pierucci
Michelle Podkowa
Kelby Rose
Amanda Vance

History in Our Parks Forum

Looking for a way to connect with Parks colleagues across the country? The History in Our Parks Affinity Community discussion forum is a place where history practitioners can ask questions, share advice, and stay up-to-date with their peers. Please click the “Join the Community” button above to be directed to the AASLH Community Center to get involved with the History in Our Parks Affinity Community or click here.