Give Us Five
Take advantage of these 5-minute engagement opportunities for the Historic Preservation Master Plan Update.
2-3 minutes to watch. 2 minutes to respond.
All video clips were excerpted from the Nov. 2020 virtual panel discussion (viewable in its entirety here) that launched the first update to Arlington’s Historic Preservation Master Plan since its adoption in 2006.
Historic Preservation in Action
Here, Eric Nicoll, a resident of Colonial Village Local Historic District, describes working with the County’s Historic Preservation Program to manage change in his neighborhood.
What are some historic preservation activities going on in YOUR neighborhood?
And/or, looking beyond architecture and physical places, what stories from your neighborhood or the County’s history do you want to ensure are protected and shared? (e.g., the local brickmaking industry in the 19th and 20th centuries or the 1960 lunch counter sit-ins)Click here to view form.
Hall’s Hill Commemorates Its History Makers
In this clip, Saundra Green, a Hall’s Hill resident who has participated in historic preservation projects, describes recent community-driven preservation efforts and some of Hall’s Hill’s prominent history makers. (Pictured: A section of the mural that Saundra describes. Artist: Roderick Turner. Image: Arlington Public Library)
What individuals or demographic groups do you believe are key to Arlington’s history? Are there individuals or groups about whom you’d like to learn more?Click here to view form.
Historic Preservation as Change Management
Here, preservationist Jackie Barton describes historic preservation as change management. The effort is not to prevent all change, but to preserve the stories, traditions, and other cultural elements—material and immaterial—that define and knit together a community.
Do you agree?
What stories, places, traditions, characteristics, etc. define Arlington for you, or build community in your neighborhood?
What are some ways that the Historic Preservation Program can help better manage change in a rapidly changing Arlington?Click here to view form.