February 23-26, 2020, Waco Texas

Mature trees in Heritage Park

Forth Worth Heritage Park

The 3-day symposium brought together an interdisciplinary field of professionals from Texas and surrounding states to share their insights, experience, and enthusiasm for cultural landscape preservation. Hosted by Preservation in partnership with NCPTT and the National Parks Conservation Association, the symposium addressed the vast expanse of cultural landscapes from the smallest rural settlements to the densest urban environments.

Presented here is an outline of the symposium with links to the presentations and posters.

MONDAY

OPENING PLENARY SESSION
Cultural Landscapes: Places That We Look at Every Day, But Often Don’t Really See       
Robert Melnick, MIG

URBAN CULTURAL LANDSCAPES PANEL
Kim McNight, City of Austin
Anna Mod, MacRostie Historic Advisors
Panel Questions

ARCHEOLOGY AND CULTURAL LANDSCAPES PANEL
Holly Houghten, Mescalero Apache Tribe
Rachel Adler, National Park Service
Dr. Michael Strutt, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
Panel Questions

RURAL CULTURAL LANDSCAPES PANEL
Dr. Perky Beisel, Stephen F. Austin University
Dr. Andrea Roberts, Texas A&M University
Sandro Canovas, Adobero and Activist
Panel Questions

MANAGING CHANGE IN CULTURAL LANDSCAPES PANEL
Susan Dolan, National Park Service
Lauren Meyer, National Park Service
Panel Questions

INTERPRETING CULTURAL LANDSCAPES PANEL
Rolando Garza, National Park Service
Dr. Sarah Gould, Esperanza Peace & Justice Center
Elizabeth Jackson, National Park Service
Panel Questions

BRINGING NEW VOICES TO CULTURAL LANDSCAPES PANEL
Cary Dupuy, National Parks Conservation Association; Jenny Burden, Texas by Nature; and Eric Ray, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

POSTER PRESENTATIONS
Stories in Stone: The Texas State Capitol 1882-1888
Daniel Scott, University of Texas

Cultural Landscape of the Lower Pecos Canyonlands
Emily McCuistion, Texas State University

TUESDAY

PLENARY SESSION
Susan Dolan, National Park Service

Evolving Cultural Landscapes Through the Lens of the National Historic Preservation Act, 1966-2020
Nancy Brown, Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (retired)

Cultural Landscapes and the National Register of Historic Places
Greg Smith, Texas Historical Commission

CASE STUDIES: AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURAL LANDSCAPES
L.C. Anderson High School Stadium: Segregated Landscape in the Capital City
Rebeka Dobrasko, Texas Department of Transportation

Blackshear Elementary School: A Case Study of Public Memory Versus Documented History in a Historically African American Public Elementary School Campus
Sydney Landers, The University of Texas at Austin

The Melissa Pierce Project: Assessing the Cultural Landscape of Joppa, Texas and the Trinity River
Dr. Katheryn Holliday, The University of Texas at Arlington

CASE STUDIES: MANAGING CULTURAL LANDSCAPE DATA
Management and Use of 3-Dimentional Data within Cultural Landscapes: Reflections from Carlsbad Caverns National Park
Julie McGilvray, National Park Service
Malcolm Williamson, University of Arkansas
Kimball Erdmann, University of Arkansas
Claire Goreman, Yale University
Erin Gearty, National Park Service

Archeology of the Lower Pecos Canyonlands
Logan Ralph, Audubon Field Solutions

CASE STUDIES: CULTURAL LANDSCAPE INVESTIGATION AND DOCUMENTATION
The Cultural Landscapes of Georgia O’Keefe
Katherine Boles, University of New Mexico

A River used to Run Through It: The Borderlands Cultural Landscape of the Oñate Crossing in El Paso del Norte
Rachel Feit, Acacia Heritage Consulting

CLOSING REMARKS
Robert Melnick, MIG

WEDNESDAY
Field sessions at Bassett Farms Conservancy, Kosse, Texas

 

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