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Brockington historian appointed to Winder Historic Preservation Commission

Jan 18, 2010

Brockington and Associates senior historian F. Patricia Stallings was recently appointed by the Mayor and City Council to the Winder Historic Preservation Commission in Winder, Ga.

Stallings, who holds an MA in History and a Preservation Studies Certificate from University of Georgia, and a BA in History from North Georgia College, has been employed with Brockington since 2002.  A graduate of the 2009 Institute for Georgia Environmental Leadership, Stallings serves as the program manager for history projects in Brockington's Atlanta office.  Stallings is also a founding member of the Barrow Preservation Society.  

Stallings will serve on the seven-member commission for a term of three years. The commission's mission is to protect, enhance and perpetuate properties of historical value, stimulate the revitalization of historic neighborhoods and business districts, and to support opportunities for federal tax relief and tax credits. The commission coordinates through the city's Planning Department to review all proposed new development and exterior renovations within Winder's historic district for compatibility and appropriateness.


Brockington and Associates seeking interns for Summer 2010

Jan 07, 2010

Brockington and Associates is seeking interns in Applied Archaeology and Applied Historic Preservation for Summer 2010. Masters-level graduate students in the fields of archaeology, anthropology, history, historic preservation and related disciplines are encouraged to apply. Full-time, part-time, paid and unpaid positions are available.

To learn more about the requirements and how to apply, please click here.

For more information, please e-mail Laura Tedesco or call her at or 843-881-3128, x17.


Brockington and Associates honored by federal agency for Veterans Curation Project

Dec 04, 2009

Brockington and Associates honored by federal agency for Veterans Curation Project

Advisory Council on Historic Preservation recognizes U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Louis District for its innovative Recovery Act programs with Chairman's Award for Federal Achievement

NORCROSS, Ga. Dec. 4, 2009-- Cultural resources firm Brockington and Associates received a partnership commendation from the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) Friday for its work on the Veterans Curation Project (VCP). The council, an independent federal agency that promotes historic preservation, recognized the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Louis District with the Chairman's Award for Federal Achievement for innovative programs, including the VCP, funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009.

During Friday's award presentation, council chairman John L. Nau III recognized Claudia L. Tornblom, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Public Works, VCP director Dr. Michael K. Trimble of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Louis District, Paul Brockington, president of Brockington and Associates, and Laurie Ott, executive director of the CSRA Wounded Warrior Care Project in Augusta, Ga. for their pioneering work.

"We are honored to be recognized for facilitating this groundbreaking program, which not only trains our nation's wounded warriors in valuable job skills, but also helps ensure our country's shared legacy for generations to come," Paul Brockington said. "I hope the success of the Veterans Curation Project will ensure that more of America's vets are given the tools they need to succeed when they return to their communities."

"The Veterans Curation Project unites two of my passions: our nation's military and our shared history,"Dr. Trimble said. "I am proud that the program and our vets are getting the attention that they deserve, and I look forward to its continued success."

Brockington is working with Dr. Trimble and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Louis District, to manage the VCP. The project trains disabled veterans and active duty military to catalog archaeological and archival collections that need to be brought up to the Corps' modern curation standards. The first lab opened in October in Augusta, Ga., and two more labs are set to open in St. Louis, Mo. and Washington, D.C in 2010.

"These programs under ARRA demonstrate commendable Corps commitment to incorporate historic preservation while finding solutions for current needs that will benefit the nation for decades into the future,"said John L. Nau, III, ACHP chairman.

The other two major efforts being handled under the Recovery Act involve funding across the entire Corps structure to create a readily accessible digital database of cultural resources using Geographic Information System software, and improvement in tribal consultation in accordance with goals and provisions of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA).

An independent federal agency, the ACHP promotes the educational, economic, and cultural value of historic preservation and advises the President and Congress on national historic preservation policy. It also influences federal activities, programs, and policies that affect historic and cultural properties. In addition, the ACHP has a key role in carrying out the Preserve America program. See www.achp.gov for more information.

Atlanta-based Brockington and Associates is a client-centered cultural resources consulting firm. As leaders in archeology and history, the firm implements best practices in field, laboratory, and educational work. Brockington's consultants identify archaeological sites, historic buildings and other cultural properties, evaluate their significance, and develop effective preservation or mitigation plans. For more information, visit www.brockington.org.

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Contact: Maggie Large
Communications Director
Brockington and Associates
678-638-4137
maggielarge@brockington.org

For photos from the event, visit our gallery.


Brockington archaeology paper published by GDOT

Nov 23, 2009

Brockington and Associates senior archaeologists Sudha Shah and Tom Whitley have had an archaeology paper published by the Georgia Department of Transportation. The paper, titled "An Overview and Analysis of the Middle Archaic in Georgia," outlines the environment, culture, settlement patterns, subsistence and social organization of the Middle Archaic period.


AJC features Brockington in cemetery story

Nov 16, 2009

A recent article in the Atlanta Journal Constitution highlighted the work of Brockington and Associates on a cemetery relocation project in Clayton County. Senior Archaeologist Jeff Gardner sat down with reporter Megan Matteucci last week, and Lenna Nash and Jennie Eldredge are featured in photographs. To read the story, click here.  


Veterans Curation Project featured in numerous news stories

Oct 30, 2009

The Veterans Curation Project, which Brockington and Associates is establishing and managing for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, has been featured in numerous news stories and web postings since the first lab opened in Augusta, Ga. in October.

Click the links below for each article.

NBC Augusta

WJBF News Channel 6
Georgia Public Broadcasting
Recovery.gov
News 12 Augusta
Wilmington District Week in Review
Augusta Chronicle
Columbia County News-Times
Fort Gordon Signal


Veterans Curation Project opens first lab in Augusta

Oct 20, 2009

In conjunction with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, on October 20, Brockington and Associates opened the first of three Veterans Curation Project laboratories in Augusta, Ga. Funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, the VCP LabWorks facilities train disabled veterans to rehabilitate Corps archaeological collections and their associated records. Locations in St. Louis, Mo. and Washington, D.C. will open soon.

For more information, please click here.


Brockington and Associates wins 2009 Archives Award

Oct 06, 2009

Brockington and Associates wins 2009 Archives Award
for Excellence in Educational Use of Historical Records

Firm recognized for collaboration on "The Immortal 600 Teaching Package"

NORCROSS, October 6, 2009--Brockington and Associates was recently recognized with a 2009 Archives Award for Excellence in Educational Use of Historical Records. The award was presented by the Georgia Historical Records Advisory Board (GHRAB) at the seventh annual ceremony Monday evening in Morrow, which is home to the Georgia Archives. The GHRAB awards recognize outstanding efforts in archives and records work in Georgia.

The History Workshop, a division of Brockington and Associates, worked with several state and federal agencies, including the Georgia Department of Transportation, the Federal Highway Administration, the Georgia Department of Education and Georgia Public Broadcasting, to produce "The Immortal 600 Teaching Package." The Immortal 600 was a group of Confederate POWs held in the Morris Island stockade in South Carolina, where they were exposed to cannon fire from the Confederate and Union armies.

A letter from the Office of the Secretary of State, which oversees the Georgia Archives, and GHRAB cited the "video and lesson plans designed to challenge intellect while enhancing the oral/written skills of eighth grade students." The package meets Georgia Performance Standards and has been promoted statewide and nationally in education newsletters. Teachers may download the package here.

The award is based on the project's effective use and advocacy of primary sources in the classroom. GHRAB works to promote the educational use of Georgia's documentary heritage and to support efforts to improve the condition of records statewide.  The Board is charged with advising the Governor, Secretary of State and the Georgia Archives on records and policy issues.  For more information, please visit www.GeorgiaArchives.org and click on GHRAB.

The History Workshop, a division of leading cultural resources firm Brockington and Associates, is a diverse group of interpretive professionals. We specialize in interpretive planning, custom-designed exhibits, graphic design and interactive design. Our products are designed to fulfill the client's mission, tell their story and achieve their goals. For more information, please visit www.thehistoryworkshop.com.


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Contact: Maggie Large
Communications Director
Brockington and Associates
678-638-4137
maggielarge@brockington.org

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The Island Packet features History Workshop exhibit

Oct 05, 2009

The Island Packet recently featured a History Workshop exhibit titled "A Portrait of Dataw Island" at the Dataw Island Welcome Center. Brockington and Associates has been working with Dataw in various capacities since the mid-1990s. The History Workshop designed a 19-foot-long built-in wall unit to display artifacts and present a mural-like overview of Dataw Island history.

For more information, click here.


History Workshop creates Sisters of Charity of Our Lady of Mercy exhibit

Oct 02, 2009

The History Workshop recently completed an exhibit for the Sisters of Charity of Our Lady of Mercy Heritage Room on James Island. This exhibit shares the history of the work done by the Sisters throughout South Carolina, Georgia, Virginia and New Jersey. The Sisters are celebrating their 180th anniversary this year.


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