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Holyoke Renaissance: A New Exhibit at Wisteriahurst

CONTACT: Kate Preissler, Director, Wistariahurst (413) 322 – 5660 x. 5167 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 22, 2016 New Exhibit Opens this September at Wistariahurst Holyoke Renaissance: Rising from the Ashes HOLYOKE, MA: During September and October, Wistariahurst will be a hosting a new exhibit-Holyoke Renaissance: Rising from the Ashes. Three area artists will showcase architecture as art when they present their work in a joint exhibition celebrating the renaissance of the City of Holyoke. The exhibit by artists Debra Dunphy, Nancy Howard, and Kristine Villeneuve-Topor, will feature various views of the old industrial city of Holyoke and its architectural designs. Hol

"Farmers' Castles" in Deerfield: An artistic exhibition not to be missed!

PRESS RELEASE Exhibition opening FARMERS’ CASTLES by ROBERT STRONG WOODWARD Memorial Hall Museum, Deerfield, MA September 1 to October 30, 2016 Contact: Suzanne L. Flynt, Curator, at DEERFIELD, MA Farmers’ Castles by Robert Strong Woodward, an exhibition of western Massachusetts paintings, opens at Memorial Hall Museum on September 1. Organized by the Friends of Robert Strong Woodward, a nonprofit organization dedicated to honoring the artist’s life and art, this exhibition features the painting Farmer’s Castle, a dynamic canvas of the Warfield barn in Charlemont recently donated to Memorial Hall Museum by John Warfield Glaze and Shirley J. Glaze, and five pr

Boston- a national park city

Michael Creasey, general superintendent for the National Parks of Boston wrote a great op-ed featured in today's Boston Globe. On the centennial anniversary of the establishment of the National Park System, efforts are being made to draw attention to the importance and impact our national parks have on our communities. In Massachusetts, we are truly fortunate to have so many wonderful national parks, and also a huge responsibility to see they are maintained and can continue to exist for future generations. Read the op-ed here.

Community Spirit Award: Update from Cape Cod Modern House Trust

In 2013, Preservation Massachusetts recognized the amazing work of Peter MacMahon and the Cape Cod Modern House Trust. The Cape Cod Modern House Trust (CCMHT) was founded to collect, archive, and share documentation of the outer Cape’s exceptional modern architecture, restore a group of important, endangered modern houses, and to relaunch them as platforms for new creative work. Click here to read about what they have been doing and prepare to be amazed at some truly hidden gems! Visit the CCMHT online.

Vermont + Fall = Section 106 Seminar!

The National Preservation Institute is hosting a Section 106 Seminar in Montpelier, VT. Learn the basics of project review under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. This seminar emphasizes practicalities—how to avoid pitfalls and victimization by myths. Discuss recent changes in regulations and procedures, with an emphasis on coordination with the National Environmental Policy Act and other laws. To read the full agenda click here. The seminar will be October 25-27 in Montpelier, VT. Section 106: An Introduction Montpelier, VT—October 25-27, 2016 To register click here. NPI, a nonprofit organization founded in 1980, educates those involved in the management, preservation,

REGISTRATION OPEN: Symposium on New Strategies for Landscape-scale Conservation, October 7, 2016, Sa

Scaling Up: New Strategies for Landscape-scale Conservation Friday, October 7, 2016 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Peabody Essex Museum Salem, Massachusetts Learn More & Register Here Join your colleagues for a daylong symposium featuring regional, national, and international thought leaders who will present and discuss the conceptual framework and the implementation strategies currently being employed to conserve large lived-in landscapes such as the Essex National Heritage Area (Essex County). In response to the impacts of globalization, climate change, and environmental degradation, conservationists, resource stewards, and public officials are embracing a much larger, whole ecosystem approach to conse

Most Endangered Listing Update: First Parish Meetinghouse, Plymouth Status: Progressing

Donna Petrangelo of the Friends of the First Parish Meetinghouse shares with us the successes and challenges that lie ahead for this endangered landmark. "Since being named one of Massachusetts’ Most Endangered Resources in 2014, our efforts to save Plymouth’s First Parish Meetinghouse have continued to progress, and we have taken some important steps. However, locating significant sources of funding continues to prove extremely difficult due to the lack of federal and state money for historic preservation. In addition, many private foundations will not award grants to religious institutions, regardless of their historical importance. We have a long way to go—more than 1.5 million dollars. R

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