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Good and Substantial discusses all things related to Marylanders' rights of armed self defense and gun ownership. The title is a reference to Maryland's subjective and erroneous requirement that one have a "good and substantial reason" to be issued a wear and carry permit. Maryland Shall Issue® is an all volunteer, non-partisan organization dedicated to the preservation and advancement of gun owners' rights in Maryland. It seeks to educate the community about the right of self-protection, th ...
 
Sharing our small farm stories and skills along our farming, gardening and homesteading journey. Visit the farm for an informative and sometimes irreverent tour through our garden, livestock pastures, chicken coop, beehive and greenhouse as we live - pasture to plate. Farming topics free range around pastured heritage pigs, broiler chickens and pastured eggs, heritage breed turkeys, an heirloom vegetable CSA and garden, high tunnel / hoop house / green houses, organic and traditional gardeni ...
 
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This week on the Practical Preservation Podcast we spoke with Matthew Metcalf of the Bucks County Community College Historic Preservation program, and Natalie Henshaw of the Campaign for Historic Trades and Preservation Maryland. Our discussion focused on workforce development in the historic trades, and how to bridge the labor gap in our industry.…
 
This week on the Practical Preservation Podcast we spoke with Katia McGuirk of Moravian Pottery and Tileworks. Katia talked about the history of Moravian and how tile making technology has evolved to adapt to health standards and environmentally safe practices. We also discussed skilled workforce development and the need to inspire a new workforce …
 
With every year that passes, the D-Day landings move further and further from memory to history – and how we protect, remember and honor those bloody beaches becomes a conflict between tourism and respect. Today’s guests are part of a Normandy based preservation organization opposed to the creation of a D-Day land – a cross between heritage and ent…
 
On this week’s episode we spoke with Lisa Oestreicher of Oestreicher Architectural Paint Research. Lisa discussed methods of paint research as well as how changes in a home’s paint often indicates historic events in the home such as marriages, celebrations, or new ownership. We also discussed the importance of picking an accurate paint color as... …
 
On this first edition of PreserveCast Conversations: The Professor and the Practitioner, a new monthly feature of PreserveCast, co-hosts Nicholas Redding and Dr. Whitney Martinko explore the trends, topics and issues that are making headlines in the world of preservation this month. From murals to infrastructure and traditional trades, they’re cove…
 
This week on the Practical Preservation Podcast, Michael Edison of Edison Coatings joined us to discuss how he broke into the field of historic preservation with a degree in chemical engineering. Michael discussed the importance of a well educated staff and why technical trainings are in everyone’s best interest. We also discussed how the field... …
 
To regular listeners of PreserveCast, you know that I’m a huge fan of the BBC “farm” series – which have explored Tudor, Victorian, Edwardian and other eras of British history. Alex Langlands rounds out our interviews with each of the presenters from the series – and Alex also recently published a new book, Craeft: An Inquiry into the Origins and T…
 
This week Kevin Ritter of Timeless Kitchen Cabinetry joined the Practical Preservation Podcast to discuss his craft of custom cabinetry, common mistakes homeowners make when replacing cabinetry in their historic homes, and why to use natural materials in your historic home. You can find Timeless Kitchen Cabinetry online at http://www.tkcabinetry.co…
 
Connecting place to story to digital resources is a challenge confronting communities across the globe. That’s why when I learned about nashvillesites.org, I knew we had a winner for PreserveCast. Not only is Nashville an amazing town – but this story holds many lessons for countless other places looking to bring their history to life. There are ov…
 
This week Danielle spoke with Kevin Miller of Energy Auditors, LLC. Listen in for information about why to have an energy audit done for your home. Kevin discusses why to be wary of “free” home audits, and common mistakes home owners make when deciding to improve the energy efficiency of their home. We also discussed... Read More The post Practical…
 
It’s been roughly a year since the world was plunged into a COVID lockdown – and many of those quarantining turned to baking and cooking as a way to pass the time. For Seamus Blackley, particle physicist, inventor of the Xbox and fermentation expert, he was able to resurrect and recreate Egyptian bread using traditional tools, techniques and yeast …
 
On this week’s episode, Storm Cunningham of the RECONOMICS Institute, joined our discussion. Storm is an author, keynoter, publisher, and advisor, who specializes in the community and regional revitalization process. Storm and Danielle discussed the economics of restoration, and the importance of viewing revitalization as systems, instead of projec…
 
Candacy Taylor is an award-winning author, photographer and cultural documentarian working on a multidisciplinary project based on the Green Book. In Overground Railroad: The Green Book and the Roots of Black Travel in America, Taylor has masterfully pulled together this story of resilience and segregation in a way that elevates and memorializes th…
 
In this week’s PreserveCast, we’re spilling the tea on the history of this favorite drink and how one company is resurrecting historic blends for modern palates. We can experience history in many ways – oftentimes that experience happens at a site or by reading an account – but all too often we overlook the powerful experience of tasting history. F…
 
On this week’s episode we spoke with Aubern Mason, an artist who has dedicated her career to historically accurate paint replication. Aubern discussed the intricacies involved in matching colors and styles when painting historic homes and buildings. You can find Aubern on Instagram, Facebook, and Etsy. If your historic property was damaged in the..…
 
If these walls could talk is an old refrain used by lovers of historic places and buildings, and thanks to the in-depth research and loving care of today’s guest, a historic log cabin in West Virginia’s historic panhandle is talking again. Joe Goss is a somewhat unlikely preservationist – an engineer with decades of experience in large-scale infras…
 
Talented tradespeople make preservation physically possible. Today’s guest is Amy McAuley, the preservation joiner at George Washington’s Mount Vernon, where she uses hand powered tools to repair, restore and preserve one of America’s most historic homes. As we celebrate Women’s History Month, we’re talking with a talented female tradesperson who i…
 
The Jingle Dress project originated from a dream to unite the beauty of the land and the healing power of the jingle dance during these uncertain times due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The origin of the jingle dance to the Ojibwe people happened during the influenza pandemic of 1918-19. It came as a dream to a father whose daughter was sick with the v…
 
This week we spoke with Matthew Christopher of Abandoned America about his photography of abandoned buildings, and how photographs play a role in the preservation of historic places. You can find the Abandoned America website at www.abandonedamerica.us. If you work in restoration and have access to abandoned places you can contact Matthew at admin@…
 
I have been a big fan of Peter Ginn ever since I watched the first episode of Victorian Farm, where he portrayed a Victorian-era farmer in England alongside Ruth Goodman and Alex Langlands. Peter has deftly combined his knowledge of the past with entertainment and is a proud ambassador for preserving historic trades and crafts. In short, he’s the i…
 
This week we spoke with Sam Pardue of Indow Windows and discussed how innovation can benefit preservation. Sam and Danielle also discussed the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the preservation workspace. You can find Indow Windows on their website or by phone at 503-284-2260. This week we spoke with Sam Pardue of Indow... Read More…
 
Without trained hands able to restore buildings – we can’t “do” preservation. It’s just that simple. Today’s guest is a true trailblazer in the preservation trades; an accomplished historic architect, accomplished tradesperson and notably, the first woman to complete the National Park Service preservation trades training program. On this week’s Pre…
 
Collecting, cataloguing, conserving. The heart of a museum is its collection, but how do Museums make decisions and who gets to answer the question, “Why Keep That?” The innovative staff at the National World War I Museum and Memorial have taken that question and built an entire exhibit around it. On this week’s PreserveCast, we’re talking with Sta…
 
Established in 1969, the Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture is the nation’s first-ever ethnic commission and has a 50 year track record of exploring, researching, commemorating and preserving important places associated with the African American history of the Old Line State. On this week’s PreserveCast, we’re talking with …
 
Historian, businesswoman, investor, developer, and philanthropist. Colonel Jennifer Pritzker has led an amazing life. A retired Lieutenant Colonel of the U.S. Army, for nearly three decades Col. Pritzker served in the U.S. Army, U.S. Army Reserve, and the Illinois Army National Guard. Today, her legacy of service continues in her philanthropic inve…
 
What do you get when you cross information from George Washington’s own handwritten letters, records from the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association, and the latest tech in data systems and digital modeling? Tom Reinhart is here to explain how George Washington’s Mount Vernon is using and expanding Building Information Modeling (BIM) technology to piece …
 
What if individuals could band together to make change that they couldn’t possibly accomplish alone? That’s the concept behind Small Change, a real estate crowdfunding investment platform founded by today’s guest, Eve Picker. We’ll dive into the new world of crowdfunded real estate investments and how that could shape the future of preservation on …
 
For lovers of early American architecture, folkways, crafts and tools, there are few who compare to Eric Sloane. Sloane was a prolific chronicler of the American past – and had a reverence for the way we were that was at moments charming, beautiful and absurd all at once. Today, the legacy of this collector and accomplished artist is being cared fo…
 
As nearly anyone who has seriously studied American history can attest – there is no American story without the story of slavery. It is central to our origin and must be included in order to get a full and complete picture of our history. Unfortunately, the records of slavery are spread far and wide and are often siloed and incomplete. In this two …
 
As nearly anyone who has seriously studied American history can attest – there is no American story without the story of slavery. It is central to our origin and must be included in order to get a full and complete picture of our history. Unfortunately, the records of slavery are spread far and wide and are often siloed and incomplete. In this two-…
 
What we preserve tells as much about us as it does about the history itself. Preservation is a movement with a history unto itself – but all too often that story is overlooked in favor of the history of the sites that are preserved. Whitney Martinko, an associate professor of History at Villanova University, is tackling that story and recently publ…
 
The American Civil War was the first war to be truly photo-documented. The haunting images stare back at us and make the brutal conflict real and humanize the tragedy. Yet, for all of the photos, many of the identities of the individuals captured are now unknown. Today, Civil War Photo Sleuth is using modern-day technology to rediscover the lost id…
 
Food is powerful. It has the ability to transcend artificial divisions and to unite – and it can speak to our history and heritage if we’re willing to listen, or think with our tastebuds. For today’s guest, using food to tell a story is all a part of his daily work. Brent Rosen is the President and CEO of NatFAB, the Southern Food and Beverage Muse…
 
You know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen, but do you recall Rankin/Bass – the company behind some of America’s most beloved stop-action holiday films? Today’s guest, Rick Goldschmidt does. He’s a historian of Rankin/Bass Productions – the creative team that created Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, The Year without a Christmas, and dozens upo…
 
John Brown. Few names in American history inspire as much controversy, admiration, and consternation. He was a controversial figure in his own time and remains so today. No matter your opinion, Brown’s legacy is critically important and must be explored and remembered. Today’s guest, Martha Swan, is the founder and Executive Director of John Brown …
 
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