PreserveCast Ep. 38: Building Information Modeling at George Washington’s Mount Vernon

September 25, 2017

Building Information Modeling (BIM) allows architects to measure elements of a building down to the centimeter, and Tom Reinhart is here to explain how George Washington's Mount Vernon is expanding on that technology even further to get the most benefit for historic preservationsits. What do you get when you cross information from George Washington's own handwritten letters and the latest tech in data systems and digital modeling? Find out on this week's PreserveCast!


PreserveCast Ep. 37: Save Historic Antietam Foundation: How to Preserve a Battlefield

September 18, 2017

It's hard to talk about the history of the Civil War without touching on the Maryland Campaign, which came to an end with the Battle of Antietam. This battle was not only the single bloodiest day of the War, but also preicpated Abraham Lincoln's issuing of the Emancipation Proclamation. And as important as the battle was, it would be extremely challenging to pass the history of that day on to future generations without the preserved Antietam Battlefield in its proper context, which is the way it is today thanks to Dr. Tom Clemens and the other members of the Save Historic Antietam Foundation. Learn more on this week's PreserveCast.

This episode is part of our focus series on the history of the Antietam Battlefield. 


PreserveCast Ep. 36: Community Forklift and the Ethics of Reuse

September 11, 2017

Community Forklift is part of a vital, growing industry, that of reuse and architectural salvage. Ruthie Mundell, the current Director of Outreach and Education and one of Community Forklift's first employees is here to share with us her own origin story, as well as share about the amazing work that the group is doing today. Stick around to learn how green thinking and the preservation of historic building materials can save the environment, and save you money on your next home improvement project. This is PreserveCast.


PreserveCast Ep. 35: The Archives of M.A.R.M.I.A.: Audio and Visual Media Preservation

September 5, 2017

Historic Preservation is about maintaining a record of human history and those who have come before us, and that doesn't just mean buildings. Film, tape, and other analog media mediums are not going to last forever, and there are only a few people out there who understand the potential threat of losing countless hours of recorded information, and have the technical skill, the energy, and the passion to do something about it. Fortunately for us, Siobahn Hagan is one of those people, and she joined Nick to talk about the work she does with her non-profit, the Mid-Atlantic Regional Moving Images Archive, including digitizing the WJZ local news archive. You can learn more here: ( Fire up the projector and turn down the lights, this is PreserveCast.