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Preservation and Place

Historic Preservation by and of LGBTQ Communities in the United States

Edited by Katherine Crawford-Lackey and Megan E. Springate

386 pages, 21 illus., bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-78920-306-6 $145.00/£107.00 / Hb / Published (September 2019)

ISBN  978-1-80073-642-9 $39.95/£31.95 / Pb / Published (December 2022)

eISBN 978-1-78920-307-3 eBook

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“In addition to the accessibility of language and theory, the contributions are by authors from diverse educational and career backgrounds, and who provide unique insights that are not often presented or engaged with in academic publications. Edited volumes such as these should be commended and celebrated; we need more interdisciplinary, published works that engage with archaeologists, historians and historic preservationists working outside academia.” • Antiquity

“…a critical volume for educators, students, practitioners, and activists interested in preserving LGBTQ history at the local, state, and national levels. It is well worth securing this volume in addition to accessing the online NPS study; the editors have expertly assembled an engaging mix of essays here by leading practitioners in the field. Preservation and Place now sets the standard for the emerging field of LGBTQ historic preservation and it further represents an important foundation for the queer history practices to come in the new decade.” • History News

Preservation and Place is a strong and much needed volume that brings together the scholarly, preservationist, architectural, and activist voices.” • Jack Gieseking, University of Kentucky


Significant historic and archaeological sites affiliated with two-spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer history in the United States are examined in this unique volume. The importance of the preservation process in documenting and interpreting the lives and experiences of queer Americans is emphasized. The book features chapters on archaeology and interpretation, as well as several case studies focusing on queer preservation projects. The accessible text and associated activities create an interactive and collaborative process that encourages readers to apply the material in a hands-on setting.

Katherine Crawford-Lackey is a PhD candidate in public history at Middle Tennessee State University. She currently serves as a contractor with the National Park Service. Her research focuses on public commemoration and place-based history. She recently co-authored an article with Barbara Little, “Exploring American Places with the Discovery Journal: A Guide to Co-Creating Meaningful Interpretation” (The George Wright Forum).

Megan E. Springate works in the National Park Service Cultural Resources Office of Interpretation and Education. She currently serves as the National Coordinator for the 19th Amendment Centennial Commemoration for the NPS and won the Society for Historical Anthropology's 2021 John L. Cotter Award. Her edited volume, LGBTQ America: A Theme Study of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer History (National Park Foundation and National Park Service, 2016) was awarded the 2018 Paul E. Buchanan Award by the Vernacular Architecture Forum.

Subject: ArchaeologyHeritage Studies
Area: North America


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