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“Archaeology? How Does That Work?” Incorporating Archaeology into the National Park Service LGBTQ Heritage Initiative as Community Engagement.
Journal of Community Archaeology & Heritage (2017)
  • Megan E. Springate
Abstract
The privately-funded National Park Service (NPS) Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Heritage Initiative was established to address the under-representation of LGBTQ sites in NPS programs, including the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) and National Historic Landmarks (NHL) programs, as well as in-park interpretation. An archaeological context was included in the resulting theme study to facilitate the consideration of the archaeological significance of LGBTQ places. 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 thing about the survival and persistence of their histories.
Keywords
  • lgbtq,
  • archaeological context,
  • queer archaeology
Publication Date
2017
DOI
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/20518196.2017.1330852
Citation Information
Megan E. Springate. "“Archaeology? How Does That Work?” Incorporating Archaeology into the National Park Service LGBTQ Heritage Initiative as Community Engagement." Journal of Community Archaeology & Heritage (2017)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/meganspringate/24/