Author Archives: Adventures in Preservation

About Adventures in Preservation

Huge fans of the world's architectural heritage, making it a point to seek out historic buildings wherever we travel. Bloggers include co-founder of Adventures in Preservation, a non-profit organizing historic preservation-based volunteer vacations, and AiP interns.

For Preservationists, Every Day is Earth Day

Happy Earth Day! Preserving built heritage is a good thing for many reasons, not least among them the environmental benefits of keeping a building in use. Doing so is not only in keeping with the Reduce, Reuse, Recycle mantra, but … Continue reading

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When a Library Is Reduced to Rubble, and Books Turned into Ash…

Zeina Elcheikh discusses the consequences of war on movable cultural heritage. “Dort, wo man Bücher verbrennt, verbrennt man am Ende auch Menschen” (Where they have burned books, they will end in burning human beings). When the German poet Henrich Heine … Continue reading

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The Ghana Preservation Link

Sam Baddoo tells us how Gaudi’s masterpiece La Sagrada Familia helped sparked an interest that led to preserving local heritage in his home country of Ghana. Samuel William Baddoo is the West Africa Representative of the World Federation of Tourist … Continue reading

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Hope for Gyumri

My name is Armen Hovsepyan, I was born and raised in Gyumri. I received my education both in Gyumri, Armenia and in the US. I returned from the States so that I could use my knowledge in my hometown… Thus … Continue reading

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People Working to Save and Reopen Historic Mid-South Coliseum in Memphis

A guest post by Marvin Stockwell The Mid-South Coliseum, a mid-century modern, 11,200-seat venue built in 1964 and shuttered in 2007, is threatened with possible demolition. A City of Memphis plan proposes razing the building that once held concerts by … Continue reading

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Summer of Discovery

A guest post by Victoria Falcon, an up-and-coming preservationist who tried her hand at archaeology this summer With no real plans for the summer, I took to the internet to find an opportunity for hands-on preservation experience and stumbled upon … Continue reading

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Mar Elian In Memory, and In Memorium

“Oh! So you don’t understand. I thought you were deaf”. These words  used to be the opening of an anecdote every time I recall my experience, in a peaceful place, once upon a time, in the middle of the Syrian … Continue reading

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