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Discover Our Shared Heritage Travel Itinerary

Massachusetts Conservation


Credits

The Massachusetts Conservation Discover Our Shared Heritage travel itinerary is based on Ann E. Chapman's Master Project and was produced by the National Park Service's Heritage Education Services in partnership with the Massachusetts Historical Commission and the National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers. The itinerary was conceptualized and most of the content has been distilled from Ann E. Chapman's Master Project entitled Proposal for a Conservation and Landscape Planning Heritage Trail submitted to the Graduate School of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Regional Planning. Ms. Chapman received "The American Planning Association's 2005 American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) Student Project Award" for best example of Applied Research for her Master Project. Ms. Chapman also provided most of the photographs used in the itinerary. Ms. Chapman's Master Project committee was very helpful in shaping the project. The committee included Professors Robert Ryan and Ethan Carr from the Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and Professor David Gottlieb, Professor of History, University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Jessica Rowcroft, on staff at the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) worked closely with Ann Chapman in developing the project. The Massachusetts Historical Commission (MHC) (State historic preservation office) assisted in the database searches to identify the historic places to be featured in the itinerary and has nominated to the National Register of Historic Places most of what is included in the itinerary. The Massachusetts Conservation itinerary uses registration information on historic places in the National Park Service National Register of Historic Places and National Historic Landmarks collections. Some of the collection is online. The Massachusetts Historical Commission (MHC), the Massachusetts Department of Conservation (DCR), and The Trustees of Reservations reviewed the contents and provided input that has been valuable in finalizing the itinerary. Betsy Friedberg of the Massachusetts Historical Commission coordinated their input.

Carol Shull, Chief, Heritage Education Services, National Park Service, edited and managed production of the itinerary. The following student interns with Heritage Education Services contributed to its preparation: Nancy Bazar, Rachel Firgens, Thomas Hardej, Jen Jablonsky, James Nelson, Katherine Orr, Kristin Roberts, Adam Rubin, and Tina Aburish. Cassie Ward programmed the itinerary into the template and provided editorial and other assistance. Jeff Joeckel of the National Register of Historic Places staff assisted in launching the itinerary. Christopher M. Beagan, Historical Landscape Architect, National Park Service Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation, composed some helpful additions to essays and the bibliography in the itinerary.

The itinerary was produced with the support of the National Park Service's Stephanie Toothman, Associate Director for Cultural Resources, Partnerships and Science; Jon Smith, Deputy Associate Director Preservation Assistance Programs; and Paul Loether, Chief, National Register of Historic Places and National Historic Landmarks.

Site Description Banner Photo Captions: Banner 1: Charles River Reservation, Courtesy of Ann Chapman; Banner 2: Revere Beach, Wikimedia; William Bryant Homestead, Courtesy of Ann Chapman; Revere Beach, Wikimedia; Banner 3: Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site, Courtesy of Ann Chapman; Banner 4: Walden Pond, Photo by Troy B. Thompson, Flickr Creative Commons; Monument Square, Wikimedia; View from Mount Holyoke, Courtesy of Ann Chapman; Banner 5: Canoe trip at Old Manse, Courtesy of Ann Chapman; Banner 6: Charles River Frozen, Photo by Ken Yu, Flickr Creative Commons; Emerson Family Plot, Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Wikimedia; Banner 7: Old Manse, courtesy of Ann Chapman; Banner 8: Tower at Lynn Woods Historic District, Photo by Mark Sardella, Flickr Creative Commons; Fruitlands Museums Historic District, Wikimedia; Bridge over Charles River Esplanade, Photo by Wally Gobetz, Flickr Creative Commons.

Flash Banner Photo Captions: Banner 1: Boston Public Garden, Courtesy of Ann Chapman; Banner 2: Forest Hills Cemetery, Courtesy of Ann Chapman; Hikers on Mohawk Trail, Courtesy of Ann Chapman; Boston Commons Pond, Photo by Kevin Burkett, Flickr Creative Commons; Banner 3: Swan Boats at Boston Public Garden, National Park Service, National Register of Historic Places; Banner 4: William Bryant Homestead, Courtesy of Ann Chapman; Sleepy Hollow, Wikimedia; Walden Pond, Photo by Troy B. Thompson; Flickr Creative Commons; Banner 5: Site of Henry David Thoreau Cabin, Walden Pond, Photo by Mike Mahaffie, Flickr Creative Commons; Banner 6: Concord Monument Square in the Lexington Road Historic District, Courtesy of Ann Chapman; Ralph Waldo Emerson House, Courtesy of Ann Chapman; Lynn Woods Historic District, Courtesy of Ann Chapman; Banner 7: Arnold Arboretum, Photo by Chris Devers, Flickr Creative Commons.


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