“Get up, Stand up”: Preserving history from the ground up

February 19, 2021, 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Advocacy for history starts in our neighborhoods and community centers, when we commit ourselves to a cause and communicate our passion to friends and associates. In a world of explosive issues and headline grabbers, how do we make a compelling case for history work? How can we craft an effective proposal and build the momentum to make a difference? Join panelists Dan Everton, Project Lead and Community Archivist at New Bedford LGBTQ+ Archive, and Diane Pursley, Chair of the Turning Mill Association, for a conversation about advocacy success stories and what we can learn from them. Bring your questions and reflections!

The session will be moderated by Eric Peterson, Executive Director of Metropolitan Waterworks Museum. Registration is free.


This Conversation will be livestreamed. We will do our best to monitor your questions and comments during the livestream. A recording will be publicly available in the Conversations on the Commons Archive.

Questions? Be in touch with Caroline Littlewood: commons@masshistoryalliance.org

Conversations on the Commons

Where people from Massachusetts history organizations get to vent, empathize, laugh, complain, think, collaborate, brainstorm, plan, and in general be up to no good.