This Week

A weekly round-up of my favorite preservation related stories from around the web and in the newsClick on the title of each story to jump through to the original article/blog post.

Oral History About New York and Food – NPR


“A customer selects his food at a Horn & Hardart’s Automat in New York City.” Image via NPR

“As Marcel Proust so famously documented, it’s often the simplest of foods that can carry us back to remembrances of things past. And so perhaps it’s not so surprising that, when freelance food writer Anne Noyes Saini began asking New York’s elderly residents about their memories of the foods of the city during the early-to-mid 20th century, it was humble meals like baked beans and the fruits sold by old-timey wagons that most often came to mind.”

If nothing else, check this article out for the vintage photos of New York!

The Search for Eskippakithiki in Clark County, Kentucky – The Winchester Sun

“A Shawnee village once located in Clark County remains all but lost to time, but state anthropologists hope landowners in the Indian Old Fields area will join in the hunt.” The University of Kentucky’s Department of Anthropology and the Kentucky Heritage Council are hoping land owners will allow researchers to explore their property in search of the lost village of Eskippakithiki.

Women in Greenwich Village – Off the Grid


Image via Off The Grid

NYC’s Landmarks Preservation Commission pulled together a slideshow of landmarks with 19th and 20th century connections to women in the field of art.  Off the Grid, the blog for the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation put together a little guessing game with the landmarks in the Village.  Can you connect each building to their respective lady in the arts before they reveal her name below each photo?

The Particular Puzzle of Being a Small Museum – NYT

merchant house

“Visitors at the Merchant’s House Museum, an elegant town house that belonged to New York’s Seabury Tredwell family. ” Image via NYT

“Ms. Gardiner’s efforts reflect the pressure that small museums are under to build attendance, especially in the fragile aftermath of the recession. From promotional efforts via Twitter to city walks, they are seeking to encourage what experts now call “museuming,” or spending time with an institution whether in person or online.

It’s not secret that historic house museums are among those under such pressure.   Check out the article to find out some of the new and creative ways  small museums are raising awareness and interest.

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