Sumner School, Washington, DC.
School Museum and Archives,
National Park Service established the Cultural Resources Diversity
Program in late 1998 to develop programs and approaches that
will diversify the professional workforce in the cultural
resources/historic preservation field. Through research, publications,
and the internship program we are working to achieve these
the number of individuals representing all the nation's
cultural and ethnic groups in professional jobs in this
field, as historians, archeologists, historical architects,
ethnographers, historical landscape architects, and curators.
the number of historic and cultural resources associated
with the nation's diverse cultural groups that are identified,
documented, preserved, and interpreted.
the number of diverse organizations and communities that
are involved in the cultural resources/historic preservation
field and served by National Park Service and other public/private
goals reflect the need to address the changing demographics
of the United States. Our nation's increasingly diverse population
will influence how the nation sees its past; how it uses the
past in the present and future; and, importantly, which historic
places are identified, preserved, and interpreted for future
The National Park Service and its partnership organizations
must increase the diversity of the professional groups that
work in this field, address the totality of the nation's cultural
heritage, and engage a wider range of organizations and communities
in fulfilling their missions.
the staff of the Cultural Resources Diversity Program at:
1849 C Street, NW (2280)
Washington, DC 20240-0001