Outreach and Education: Approaches and Strategies from the Montana State Historic Preservation Office
Author(s): Laura Evilsizer
This is an abstract from the "Outreach and Education: Examples of Approaches and Strategies from the Pacific Northwest" session, at the 88th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.
Having a public that is knowledgeable about, and interested in, archaeology benefits us all. However, achieving that goal requires we learn from each other to better serve our mission and build communities. The Montana State Historic Preservation Office (MT SHPO), which is part of the Montana Historical Society, pursues many different avenues for engaging in public outreach. This includes one-on-one consultations with landowners and collectors, a “footlocker” program that brings artifacts into classrooms and into children’s hands, assistance for in-state field schools, and encouraging Section 106 mitigation to prioritize public interpretation options. The limits of the Historic Preservation Fund often mean the MT SHPO needs to be creative in producing nonfinancial ways to assist efforts. This symposium explores the strengths and weaknesses in MT SHPO’s approaches and traces some emerging patterns in public involvement.
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Outreach and Education: Approaches and Strategies from the Montana State Historic Preservation Office. Laura Evilsizer. Presented at The 88th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. 2023 ( tDAR id: 473531)
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