"Archaeology? How Does That Work?" Incorporating Archaeology into the National Park Service LGBTQ Heritage Initiative as Community Engagement

Author(s): Megan E. Springate

Year: 2016

Summary

The National Park Service (NPS) Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Heritage Initiative was established to address the under-representation of LGBTQ sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) and as National Historic Landmarks (NHL), as well as to encourage interpretation of LGBTQ history at sites managed by the NPS. An archaeological context was included to facilitate the consideration of properties’ archaeological significance. In practice, the archaeological context has opened up a productive dialogue with LGBTQ community members and preservationists about what the archaeological record can tell us about LGBTQ history and heritage, and expanded how people think about the survival and persistence of their histories.

Cite this Record

"Archaeology? How Does That Work?" Incorporating Archaeology into the National Park Service LGBTQ Heritage Initiative as Community Engagement. Megan E. Springate. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Washington, D.C. 2016 ( tDAR id: 434590)

Keywords

General
Community LGBTQ Queer

Geographic Keywords
North America United States of America

Temporal Keywords
Historic

Spatial Coverage

min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): 366