April 2012 MAHP News

Release date: April 17, 2012

Edie Wallace (MAHP 2003) is the Chair of The Friends of Tolson's Chapel, an African American chapel in Sharpsburg, Maryland.  On Saturday, April 28, the Friends in collaboration with Antietam National Battlefield will sponsor a one day symposium entitled "Dignity of Freedom: Pathways through the Civil War and Beyond.  For more information, see http://www.nps.gov/anti/parknews/loader.cfm?csModule=security/getfile&PageID=169752

Donna Reiner (MAHP 2009) is on the board of Arizona Preservation Foundation.  The Foundation is holding its annual conference June 13 - 15 in Prescott AZ in celebration of the 100th anniversary of statehood.  For further information see http://www.azpreservation.com/

Shelley Stoke-Hammond (MAHP 2011) will speak about civil rights history in the Ludlow community, Shaker Heights, Ohio on June 5 at the Shaker Heights Public Library.  Ms Stokes-Hammond is the Development and Public Affairs Officer, Howard University Libraries, Washington, DC.  Her thesis examined civil rights in the Ludlow community in the 20th century.  In February Shelley gave a paper at a conference sponsored by the White House Historical Society on an African American family, the DePriest's of Washington who were invited to tea at the White House during the Hoover Administration.

Keith Park (MAHP 2010) is helping to develop the curriculum for the Cultural Landscape Academy a project of the National Park Services Cultural Landscape Program. Keith also assisted in developing course work for mothballing cultural landscapes for a training program sponsored by California State Parks.

Carin Ruff a second year MAHP student coordinates the Architectural Review Committee for the Cleveland Park Historical Society in Washington DC.  The Committee reviews proposed changes to the exterior of buildings located within the historic district prior to review by the District of Columbia's Historic Preservation Review Board.  Tersh Boasberg, a MAHP faculty member is past chair of the District's HPRB.