THROUGH THEIR EYES: A Photographic Journey THE MENOKIN PROJECT: Re-imagining a Ruin
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Take an artistic journey through the camera lenses of two photographers â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Frances Benjamin Johnston and Hullihen Williams Moore. This collection spans over eight decades of Menokinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s history, as well as the changes in technique and the advancements in photo-technology from 1930 to 2014.
1930: Frances Benjamin Johnston
her big view camera and its eight-by-ten-inch
THE LADY BEHIND THE LENS
By Frank Delano But in 1928, she chanced upon the old houses of Fredericksburg and mounted an exhibit in
Forget the gender, Frances Benjamin
New York of more than 200 photographs. From
Johnston (1864-1952) was, simply, a fabu-
then on, she devoted her career to capturing
lous photographer. When she was little, George Eastman gave her one of his newfangled little cameras that anybody could snap and millions did.
architecture throughout the country and, especially, in the South. In the 1930s, she made many trips to the Northern Neck to photograph the famous
Her long career took her to Paris, the White House, New York City, most of the
Colonial mansions and churches between the Potomac and Rappahannock Rivers.
U.S. and much of the world. At first, she photographed the famous and the rich with
Frances Benjamin Johnston Collection (Library of Congress) - In order of appearance Frances Benjamin Johnston, Head and shoulders, facing front; as a young girl. [ca. 1870] - Photoprint by Brady Studio.
Place card for a special meal or event shows Johnston holding a paint palette and leaning on a camera and tripod.  - Thompson, Mills, artist
Frances Benjamin Johnston (front), with Mills Thompson (left) and Frank Phister, posed on steps outside her studio [ca. 1885] - Johnston, Frances Benjamin, photographer
Camera thought to be owned by Frances Benjamin Johnston.  - Highsmith, Carol M., photographer
Photographer Frances Benjamin Johnston; Biltmore Estate; her assistant Huntley Ruff is in the foreground 
2012-2014: Hullihen Williams Moore
Adams in Yosemite
more than 20 years. From grand
National Park. In
vistas and waterfalls to the delicate
Hullihen Williams Moore is a land-
addition, he has
unfurling of new ferns, his images
scape photographer. Through his work,
capture the singular appeal that
Mr. Moore seeks to let others know
attracts visitors to the park each
some of the wonder, power, and beauty
fine print making
of the wildness of nature as well as the
with noted land-
mystery and beauty of historic and
scape photographers John Sexton and Philip Hyde.
rural structures. In college at Washington and Lee University
Mr. Moore’s work is part of the permanent
in Lexington, Virginia, Mr. Moore was a
collection of the Virginia Museum of Fine
stringer for the Richmond Times-Dispatch,
Arts and is held in the art collections of
and was paid five dollars for each photo-
major corporations including Capital One
graph used by the paper. Later at the
and Owens & Minor.
University of Virginia, he continued to make pictures as a hobby, often traveling into the mountains
His book, Shenandoah:
Views of Our National In the 1970s, Mr. Moore
Park, was published
bought his first view camera
by the University
and began working with 4” x 5”
of Virginia Press in
black and white film and mak-
October, 2003. The
ing his own prints. In 1979,
work contains 51
Moore studied with Ansel
images, made over
Hullihen Williams Moore Collection - In order of appearance Portrait of Hullie Menokin, Richmond County, VA  Leslie Rennolds Baldface Mountain Overlook, 1981 Shenandoah National Park, VA  © Hullihen Williams Moore After the Storm Ingledew, Westmoreland County, VA  © Hullihen Williams Moore Falling Spring Allegheny County, VA  © Hullihen Williams Moore Evening Light Yeocomico Church, Westmoreland County, VA  © Hullihen Williams Moore
Menokin Original Concept Drawing, circa 1769 In 1964, Polly Tayloe found this drawing of the original plans for Menokin in a window seat at Mount Airy, the home of John Tayloe II, who built Menokin as a wedding gift for his daughter, Rebecca Tayloe, and Francis Lightfoot Lee.
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Menokin Office, 1930
Office Remain, 1 Office Remain, 2
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Wall Segment Entrance Capital
Entrance Capital, Evening Light
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Early Wall Repairs Post, Laths, and Evening Light Note: the laths were split, not sawed, and the nail heads were all different because they were handmade.
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Fireplace and Evening Light
Dining Room Frieze, Mantel and Panelling, 1930 Falling Laths
Dining Room Frieze
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Beam End Unfinished Stone
Rear Steps and Snow Vault Remains
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Upper Chamber Wall and Fireplace The mantel was removed in the 1960s for safekeeping.
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Decorative Scroll on Stair Stringer Upper Chamber Ceiling
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Menokin Stairs, 1930 All of the interior woodwork and the stairs were removed in the 1960s for safekeeping.
Basement Wall Detail
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Chimney Remains and Daffodils This buildingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s remains are near the main house, but the building was not constructed until 1800 - 1820.
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The Menokin Project: Re-imagining a Ruin The Menokin Foundation’s mission is to preserve and interpret the home and life of patriot Francis Lightfoot Lee, as a focus for better understanding the fields of history, architecture, archaeology, ecology, and other areas of the humanities, by developing innovative scholarship and new practices in conservation.
A Revolutionary Plan Built as the home of Declaration of Independence signer, Francis Lightfoot Lee, A SNAPSHOT OF MENOKIN Today, Menokin consists of: • 500 acres (70 percent of which are part of the Rappahannock River Valley National Wildlife Refuge) • The ruins of the 1769 plantation house • Archaeological sites of associated structures • 18th-century terraced garden layout • Native American archaeological sites • Sites and features associated with the plantation’s enslaved population • A working farm • Intact colonial tobacco rolling roads • Old growth forest with woodland trails • A half mile of shoreline on a pristine body of water • A famous bald eagle habitat • Modern facilities, including meeting space, offices, and storage structures
Menokin is now the evocative remains of an historic mansion surrounded by a vast, cultural landscape. The Menokin Foundation was established in 1995 to protect and breathe new life into Menokin, and immediately began work to not only reverse the
The proposed Menokin Glass House concept design marries the new and the old, with glass used to reveal part of the historic fabric.
deterioration of the house, but also chart a course for its future. In casting this vision, the Foundation has always desired to do something innovative. Eighteen years of painstaking research, planning, conserving, and gathering the pieces of the “Menokin jigsaw puzzle” have paved the way for an exceptional future. Menokin is located in Warsaw, Virginia, in the rural region known as the Northern Neck. This region is the birthplace of three early presidents (Washington, Madison, and Monroe) as well as two Signers, Francis Lightfoot Lee and his brother, Richard Henry Lee. The plantation and house were established in 1769 on land once inhabited by the Rappahannock Tribe, who gave the site its name.
The architect’s rendering shows how the proposed design innovatively reinstates the original Neo-Palladian arrangement of the house and dependencies.
Now the Menokin Foundation is embarking on a revolutionary re-imagining of this
Renderings © 2013, Machado and Silvetti Associates, LLC
historic structure. Led by the architecture firm of Machado and Silvetti Associates, the Menokin Foundation hopes to transform this house and 500-acre natural classroom into an educational and environmental experience like no other. You are invited to step inside this unfolding story and experience the impact that this mysterious place has on those who have lived and visited here.
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The Menokin Foundation Board of Trustees W. Tayloe Murphy, Jr. President Education: B.A. Hampden-Sydney College (1953); J.D. University of Virginia (1960) Professional and Community: Member, Virginia House of Delegates (1982-2000); Virginia Secretary of Natural Resources (2002-2006); Member, Board of Trustees, Chesapeake Bay Foundation (2008-Present) Tayloe N. Negus Vice President Education: Hampden-Sydney College BA; College of William & Mary MBA; American College MSFS Professional and Community: Hampden-Sydney Board of Trustees; Richmond Management Round Table Volunteer; Executive Director Middle School Renaissance 2020 Board of Managers Hullihen Williams Moore Treasurer Education: B.A. Washington & Lee (1965); LLB University of Virginia Law School (1968) Professional and Community: Lawyer with Christian & Barton, 25 years; Member and Chair, State Corporation Commission, (1992-2004); Member and Chair, State Air Pollution Control Board (20052013); Trustee, Shenandoan National Park Trust; Trustee, The 500-Year Forest Foundation Mercer W. O’Hara Secretary Education: University of Delaware, BA Professional and Community: Horticulture business owner, 1985-1995; Garden Club of America, Vice President 2006-2008; Northern Neck Land Conservancy Board 2010-2012; Senior Warden St. John’s Church, Warsaw 2009-2011; Richmond County Public Library Board - current; Garden Club of the Northern Neck Stevenson T. Walker Assistant Secretary Education: University of Alabama, Culver House College of Commerce and Business Administration Professional and Community: President and CEO of Virginia Manufacturers Association; Corporate Director of Government Relations of Reynolds Metals Company; Director of Programs for the Public Affairs Council; Menokin Foundation Trustee; Senior President of the Northern Neck Land Conservancy; Past President and Director of the Northern Neck of Virginia Historical Society Brad Armstrong Education: Hampden-Sydney College BA; College of William & Mary MBA; American College MSFS Professional and Community: Hampden-Sydney Board of Trustees; Richmond Management Round Table Volunteer; Executive Director Middle School Renaissance 2020 Board of Managers; Partner, The Martin Agency Reid Freeman* Education: Colgate University, Hamilton, NY (B.A., 1988); Harvard University, Cambridge, MA (1994)
Professional and Community: Member - American Institute of Architects (AIA), NY Chapter; Licensed Architect in New York, New Jersey, North Carolina, Texas, Virginia; LEED Green Associate; Supporter Storefront for Art and Architecture; Member - Dark Skies International; Member - Architectural League of New York City; Member - US Green Building Council; Part Time Faculty, Graduate Architecture Department, SCE, Parsons School of Design Menokin Foundation Charles R. Hooff Education: George Washington University Professional and Community: Charles R. Hooff, Inc., Realtors® Rosemary Basile King** Education: Harvard University, BA, History, 1985; University of Virginia, MBA, 1991; Ecole d’Ingenieurs de Changins, Wine Jury Expert, 2013. Professional and Community: Board, Menokin Foundation 2014, Global Advisory Council, The Darden School, 2014; Board of Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, 2014; Alumni Board of First Generation Students at Harvard, 2014; SOKOLA Foundation 2011-2014; Indonesian Heritage Society 2006-2013. Founding Partner, Quaero 2000-2009; Towers Perrin 1999-2000; Signet Bank 1990-1998; The Frame Gallery 1987-1989. Dudley Percy Olsson** Education: Virginia Commonwealth University – Master of Public Health, 2008; Columbia University – Master of Science, Journalism, 1987; University of Virginia – Bachelor of Arts, English, 1986 Professional and Community: School Board, West Point Public Schools (2004-present; Chairman, 2010-present) Board of Control, Middle Peninsula Regional Special Education Program (2005-present; Chairman, 2008-present)Member, Marketing Committee, Arts Alive, Inc.(2003-present); Community Research Associate, VCU, Richmond, VA (2009-2012) F. Scott Reed, Jr. Education: Engineering, Mercer University; MBA, VA Commonwealth University Professional and Community: CoFounder and Principal of Prologue Systems, LLC, 2014; Dominion Resources, 2008 - 2013; Assistant Secretary of Natural Resources for Gov. Mark Warner, 2002 - 2006; Board of James River Association; Advisor to Capital Region Land Conservancy and Ballyshannon Fund Suzanne Thomas Education: BA Westhampton College, University of Richmond; MSW Virginia Commonwealth University Professional and Community: Board of Trustees, University of Richmond; Old St. Johns Restoration Foundation for Independent Schools, Trustee Emerita ; Washington and Lee University, Trustee Emerita James D. W. Zehmer* Education: University of Virginia, B.A. Architectural History, 2002 Professional and Community: Historic Preservation Project Manager, University of Virginia Facilities Planning and Construction Department (2008 – present); Carpenter and Carpentry Foreman, Oak Grove Restoration Company (2002 – 2007); Member of the Church of the Good Shepherd, McKenney, VA; Avid Washington Redskins fan; Annual Barbecue Contest Host; St. Elmo Hall Alumni Board *Also member of the Menokin Project Advisory Council | **Also member of the Strategic Programs Advisory Council
The Menokin Project Design Team
The Menokin Project Advisory Council
Jorge Silvetti Machado and Silvetti Associates, LLC Menokin Project Design Team Lead
David G. Woodcock, Chair College Station, TX
Jorge Silvetti is a principal of Machado and Silvetti Associates of Boston and Buenos Aires, an award winning international practice of Architecture and Urban Design. He is also Professor of Architecture at the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University, where he has taught since 1975, was Director of the Master of Architecture program from 1985 to 1989 and during the period of 1995-2002, he chaired the Department of Architecture. He was juror of the Pritzker Architecture Prize from 1996 to 2004, is a member of the Getty Villa Council at the Getty Trust and a member of the Art of the Ancient World Visiting Committee at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Machado and Silvetti Associates Design Architecture, Lead Consultant Boston, MA
WSP Flack + Kurtz MEP New York, NY
Reed Hilderbrand LLC Landscape Architecture Watertown, MA
Tillotson Design Associates Lighting Design New York, NY
Robert Silman Associates Structural Engineering New York, NY
Rolf Jensen + Associates Building Code, Life Safety and Fire Protection Fairfax, VA
Eckersley O’Callaghan Glass Design New York, NY
Barker Langham Interpretive Planning, Business Planning London, UK
John Fidler Preservation Technology Inc. Preservation Technology Marina Del Ray, CA
Faithful + Gould Cost Estimating Fairfax, VA
Bucher/ Borges Group PLLC Historical Architect Eastern, MD
David Woodcock received his professional degree in Architecture and a Diploma in Town and Country Planning from the University of Manchester, England. He was a Fulbright Teaching Fellow at Texas A&M University from 1962-66, and returned to the Architecture faculty in 1970. He was promoted to Full Professor in 1976, and served a total of eleven years as head of the department. In 1977 he founded the historic preservation education and research program, now the Center for Heritage Conservation, serving as Director until 2009, and was named Director Emeritus in 2010. The National Council for Preservation Education presented him with the James Marston Fitch Preservation Education Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010. He retired from teaching in May 2011, and continues practice as a Historic Preservation Consultant to a variety of institutional and private clients. David also chaired the Menokin Foundation’s architectural advisory council that assisted in developing the guiding principles for the Glass Project process and selection of the project design team. Reid Freeman New York, NY Reid Freeman AIA is a registered architect in the States of New York, Virginia, Texas North Carolina, and New Jersey, and a principal / founder of Architecture Operations D.P.C., based in New York City. Architecture Operations D.P.C. is an full service architecture firm that specializes in planning, programming and the design of glass buildings and focused on innovative construction. Architecture Operations primarily works on institutional and cultural projects where it can effectively and profoundly enhance the experience of social and cultural spaces. Reid gained experience with glass an the office of James Carpenter Design Associates (JCDA) were he worked for eight years as a Senior Associates / Project Manager. Reid was JCDA’s project architect/project manager for the 95,000 sq. foot recent expansion of the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. His work experience also includes eight years at Architecture Research Office, a winner of the National Design Award in Architecture, as a Senior Associate and time at Eisenman Architects as a architectural designer. Reid has taught design studios and courses focused in construction technology in the schools of architecture at Parson School of Design (the New School), Princeton University, Harvard University, the Royal Danish Academy School of Design, and Tulane University. Since 2008 he has been a part-time faculty member at Parson School of Design in the masters of architecture program. Projects in development at Architecture Operations include architecture and planning work for universities and cultural institutions and corporate sponsored research and new product development for day-lighting and glass technologies. Current work include a renovation / modernization of an iconis glass tower in Dallas, Texas and a building addition and pedestrian bridge at Duke University. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Colgate University and a Masters of Architecture from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. Richard B. Garlock New York, NY Rich Garlock is aSenior Associateand a Structural Engineer with Leslie E. Robertson Associates, R.L.L.P. He has worked on a diverse set of projects in the US and abroad, during his 17 years with the firm, ranging from university lab buildings to high rise towers. He was the on site Project Manager of the World Trade Center 4 Tower in New York City. Rich has served as project manager for the firm’s work at Princeton University. These include the Friend Center for Engineering Education, the School of
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Architecture addition and the Butler College expansion. He has worked on several of the firm’s sustainable projects including the award-winningWilliam Jefferson Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock, which achieved a LEED-Silver Rating. Rich earned his Master of Science in Civil Engineering from Lehigh University,and holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Syracuse University. Starting in 2004, he has been a Visiting Lecturer at Princeton University. Lucy Lawliss Fredericksburg, VA Lucy Lawliss is the National Park Service superintendent of Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park (FRSP). Lawliss has served as the superintendent of George Washington Birthplace National Historic Site (GEWA) and Thomas Stone National Historic Site (THST). While at GEWA and THST, Lawliss made significant strides in expanding interpretation and resource management, extending community engagement and expanding public access and recreational use of the parks. She also serves as the chair of the Northeast Region’s Cultural Resource Advisory Group. Prior to her post at GEWA and THST, Lawliss served as the resource manager for Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park. She has also been the national program manager for Park Cultural Landscapes Program, and the lead for the Southeast Region’s Cultural Landscape Program. She is a registered landscape architect and worked in the private sector from 1979 to 1991 when she joined the NPS. Lawliss attended Mary Washington College for two years and then transferred to the University of Georgia where she obtained her bachelor’s degree, a master’s degree in Landscape Architecture and a master’s certificate in Historic Preservation. Calder Loth Richmond, VA In a career spanning four decades, Calder Loth, as senior architectural historian at the Virginia Department of Historic Resources, shaped the direction of historic preservation programs from survey and National Register listings to rehabilitation tax credits, review and compliance, and preservation easements. Calder is a long-standing member of the Virginia Art and Architecture Review Board. His expertise has shaped the preservation and renovation of many buildings including the Virginia State Capital and the historic executive mansion. He continues to give back to the preservation community as a staunch advocate and widely published author for “architectural literacy” giving lectures to museums, universities, and professional societies worldwide. In 2008, Calder received the first annual “Secretary of the Interior Historic Preservation Award” given by Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne. He has been an Honorary Trustee of the Menokin Foundation since its inception in 1994. Eryl P. Wentworth Washington, DC Eryl Wentworth has served as the Executive Director of American Institute for Conservation since 2004, following a museum career spanning over 20 years. Her most recent museum position, held for six years, was Director of The Octagon, Museum of the American Architectural Foundation, a museum of architecture and design and an 1801 National Historic Landmark. With an M.A. in anthropology and museum training and a background in conservation, she has supported the care of collections throughout her career by working with conservators to plan and implement major re-housing, storage, treatment, and exhibition projects and by securing federal and private foundation grants for preservation and conservation projects. She has served as a panelist for NEH challenge grants and preservation and access grants, along with IMLS conservation project support grants, and has served on the boards of both local and national nonprofit organizations.
Matt Webster Williamsburg, VA Matt Webster oversees work on over 600 structures, as well as the architectural fragments collection. Prior to this he served as the Director of Preservation at Drayton Hall where he oversaw the Architecture, Archaeology, Curatorial, Landscape, and Facility departments. Matt serves on the Board of Directors and as Director of Educational Programs for Falmouth Heritage Renewal in Falmouth, Jamaica, and travels there annually to teach the local population preservation trades. He has been a member of the Menokin architectural advisory council since 2010. Not available to attend September Meeting James Zehmer Charlottesville, VA James Zehmer is the preservation project manager for the University of Virginia. He oversaw the recent restoration of Pavilion X at the University. James is currently overseeing the restoration of other historic buildings included in the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Lawn at the University of Virginia. Before coming to the University of Virginia, James worked on the Virginia State Capitol restoration team. James holds an undergraduate degree in architecture from the University of Virginia and worked for several years as a preservation carpenter before coming to the state capitol project. James also serves on the Menokin Foundation Board of Trustees.
The Menokin Strategic Programs Advisory Council
Please read David Woodcock’s bio on Page 19, under the The Menokin Project Advisory Council
program for the Living Legacy Alternative Stewardship Project, a comprehensive study of long-term sustainability for historic house museums. Sponsored by the Pew Charitable Trusts and the William Penn Foundation, the Project documented financial, governance, programmatic, educational, and functional-use issues as a means of producing a sustainable business model. Frank also is a featured speaker and commentator on historic site sustainability through his “Anarchist Guide to Historic House Museums” initiative.
Dr. Elizabeth “Sissy” Crowther President, Rappahannock Community College
Morris Vogel President, Lower East Side Tenement Museum
Dr. Elizabeth Hinton Crowther, Ph.D., Ed.D. served as Vice President of Blue Ridge Community College. Dr. Crowther has served as President of Rappahannock Community College for the past nine years, and has been a Director at Bay Banks of Virginia, Inc. since September 5, 2012. Dr. Crowther received bachelors and masters degrees from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) and a Doctor of Education in Higher Education Administration degree from the College of William & Mary. Recent Virginia Community College System statistics show that Rappahannock Community College had the greatest percentage of increase in head-count enrollment among the 23 colleges of the system during the academic year of 2010-11. RCC’s head-count increase was 9.9 percent, as compared to the system average of just over 2 percent.
Morris J. Vogel, a social historian, has been president of the Tenement Museum on Manhattan’s Lower East Side since 2008. Before coming to the Museum, he was a history professor at Temple University, where was on the faculty since 1973, serving as department chairman and acting dean of the College of Liberal Arts. From 2004 to 2006, he was an official at the Rockefeller Foundation. A first-generation American, like many of the people whose stories are told in the museum’s exhibitions, he was born in Kazakhstan; his parents escaped there during World War II to avoid the Nazis. After living in a displaced persons camp in Poland, the family moved to the United States in 1949. tion preservation trades. tan’s Lower East Side since 2008. Before coming to the Museum, he was a history professor at Temple University, where was on the faculty since 1973, serving as department chairman and acting dean of the College of Liberal Arts. From 2004 to 2006, he was an official at the Rockefeller Foundation. A firstgeneration American, like many of the people whose stories are told in the museum’s exhibitions, he was born in Kazakhstan; his parents escaped there during World War II to avoid the Nazis. After living in a displaced persons camp in Poland, the family moved to the United States in 1949.
David Woodcock Chair
Tom Phelps Director of Public Programs at the National Endowment for the Humanities (retired) After earning his MLS degree at the University of Oregon, Tom had a long career at the Salt Lake City Public Library from 1968-80, rising to the position of Director of the Central Library before joining NEH in 1980 as Assistant Director of the Division of Public Programs. He was appointed Director of the Division in 2006 and retired in 2011. In collaboration with American Library Association and with a $1.5-million grant from NEH, Tom launched “Let’s Talk About It” in 1984, a reading and discussion program in all 50 states. In the 1990s, he developed the Small Grants to Libraries program, which provides funds to local libraries hosting national traveling exhibitions, allowing library staff to conduct related programming activities. Working as Director of Public Programs at NEH, Tom oversaw the creation of several new grant programs inviting innovative uses of emerging technologies. Doug Shipman CEO, Center for Civil and Human Rights, Atlanta Doug Shipman is currently serving as the Chief Executive Officer of the National Center for Civil and Human Rights (NCCHR). He is the founding CEO and has been with the Center since the inception of the project in 2005. He currently serves on the Boards of the Emory Alumni Association, the Harvard Alumni Association and the University of Georgia Board of Visitors. Doug has an MPP (Master of Public Policy) from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University with an emphasis on domestic politics; an MTS (Master of Theological Studies) from the Harvard Divinity School with an emphasis on religion and public life and a Bachelor’s degree with High Honors from Emory University with majors in Economics and Political Science. Frank Vangone Executive Director, Historic House Trust of New York City
Dr. Lydia Brandt Assistant Professor, Art/Media Arts, University of South Carolina Lydia earned a PhD from the University of Virginia in 2011 (Art and Architectural History) and holds a BA from New York University in Art History. Her work questions the ways in which places shape, reflect, and respond to politics, memory, and society. She specializes in popular American architecture of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, with a particular focus on the ubiquitous Colonial Revival. Her recent and upcoming publications examine the popular memory of Mount Vernon. Kathleen Franz Director of the Public History Graduate Program at American University Prof. Franz holds degrees in museum studies and American Civilization from Brown University. Her current areas of interest span popular culture, visual culture and public history. She is dedicating time to researching and discussing the role of public historians within the academy and as part of current discussions about the critical place of the humanities in public life. In the past two years she has served on a joint task force created by the OAH, AHA, and the National Council on Public History (NCPH) for evaluating the work of public historians within the promotion and tenure process. She also serves as the AU representative to Imagining America and is the NCPH delegate to the American Council on Learned Societies, all of which give her a chance to engage in national conversations about connecting humanities scholarship to a wider, public audience. Matt Webster Director, Architectural Resources, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Before coming to the House Trust in 2009, Frank served as the executive director for the Philadelphia Society for the Preservation of Landmarks. Under Frank’s leadership, Landmarks was also a pilot
Please read Matt Webster’s bio on Page 18, under the The Menokin Project Advisory Council
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If Menokin is gone, we lose a National Historic Landmark—a place that “possesses exceptional value in interpreting the heritage of the United States.” We lose the opportunity to discover what this house and property can teach us now and into the future.
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