June 7, 2019
I get really fed up-most of the time-with the coming attractions for films. I detest and get very weary of films with explosions, car chases, futuristic catastrophes that may not actually happen (although with Climate Change, there could be some near-accurate realities) and bigger-than-life super-heroes.
October 8, 2019
When I lived in Savannah, GA and attended the Savannah College of Art and Design, I was amazed at that this institution had “imported” two diners from New England. One of these diners was called “The Streamliner” that was constructed in 1938. The other is “Bobby's Diner”.I had lunch at both of these eateries. The fare was o.k. What was beyond “o.k.” was the experience...
June 4, 2019
When you turn on your T.V. Set to watch the nightly news on any day of the week, it should not really be a surprise to see that the top stories are about a tornado or hurricane impacting a location in the US .Not just specific locations but often a larger region at times. Bottom line: Climate Change is increasing moment-by-moment. We cannot deny that this is a very real and frightening phenomenon. So, as an inhabitant of Planet Earth and one who believes in CC as an ongoing threat, I am also concerned about this menace as a historic preservationist.
February 13, 2019
Just this past year, I elected to take a 4-module online certificate program in Reminiscence and Life-Story Work through the University of Wisconsin-Superior. I actually found out about this program on the Oral History Association website...
January 14, 2019
While attending the recent Past Forward Conference of the National Trust for Historic Preservation in San Francisco, there were quite a few sessions on Climate Change. Yes, Climate Change. Dr. Victoria Hermann, President of The Arctic Institute delivered a bone-chilling and compelling message about the urgency and need to be responsive to the fact that climate change is going to wreak havoc if we do not act now to mitigate its effects on our planet.
November 30th, 2018
Where can students learn about Historic Preservation, Architecture and All those neat related areas?
In a recent blog post, I questioned where can children learn about Historic Preservation, Architecture and all those neat related areas-if they are not getting this knowledge in their school classrooms? My response to that question simply is: lots of places. However, to keep things to a organized “roar”, so to speak, only 5 organizations will be mentioned.
October 30th, 2018
I used to live in a New Urbanist community in Gainesville, Florida. It is called the Town of Tioga. Loved it. Unfortunately, I moved and really regretted it because it really became a mixed use development with great eateries and retail establishments. They have other businesses on site such as a dental practice and financial services office. Then I lived in another one in Albuquerque called Mesa del Sol and loved it, too. Only, it was not until after I left that retail and other services have come in.
October 22nd, 2018
As a member of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, I receive Preservation, the organizations fabulous magazine. I became an NTHP member when I was a graduate student back in 1996 so I could keep abreast of what is always happening in the historic preservation field. But more important, I feel that what is great about the magazine is that it does offer a wide variety of articles regarding the scope of preservation...
In my last blog post, I questioned where can children learn about Historic Preservation, Architecture and all those neat related areas-if they are not getting this knowledge in their school classrooms? My response to that question simply is: lots of places. However, to keep things to a organized “roar”, so to speak, only 5 organizations will be mentioned.
I did not know about historic preservation until I was in my 40's. I was planning to be an interior designer but could not manually draft a straight line. I was living in Atlanta and found out there were programs at Georgia State, University of Georgia and the Savannah College of Art and Design...
This is my first blog for my newly rebranded company, Gelman Historical Research. So let me inform you why I do what I do... and for who. To begin with, I believe that the greatest assets for any business or organization in the world is TIME and INFORMATION.