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Ralph Bailey speaks at local Symposium "Between the Tracks at 25."

Oct 24, 2012

Brockington Office Manager Ralph Bailey was a featured speaker at a symposium assembled by Trident Tech College on Tuesday October 22, 2012. The symposium was the 25 anniversary of the publication of the book, Between the Tracks, one of the first histories of this Charleston East Side laboring community. The neighborhood is under more intensive pressure from development and is struggling to find a place in Charleston's tourist industry sun. Speakers discussed the nature, living, learning about and teaching on the neighborhood. Brockington has completed several projects in the area, most notably the reinterment of a portion of the German Hampstead Cemetery on Reid Street.  


Brockington Employee Becomes RPA

Oct 17, 2012

Michael Creswell joined Brockington in 2006 and worked for the Atlanta and Kentucky offices until 2010 when he left to earn his MA in Anthropology at the University of Mississippi. He continued to work with us on breaks from his studies, even completing his thesis research on a site at Fort Knox that Brockington studied extensively. Michael earned his MA in July and became an RPA in October. He is currently serving as Field Director for Brockington's work at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.


Brockington Supports Historic Oakland Cemetery

Oct 15, 2012

As part of our ongoing Community Service Initiative, Brockington's employees spent a beautiful fall day volunteering at Historic Oakland Cemetery. There are now significantly fewer weeds at Oakland!


Upcoming Conference on Charleston's Eastside Community

Oct 15, 2012

Ralph Bailey is a contributing scholar at an upcoming conference being held to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Between the Tracks: Charleston's East Side during the Nineteenth Century, and to talk about new ways to look at the history and heritage of Charleston's Eastside Community. The conference is being held on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 from 12:30-2:30 at Trident Technical College. Admission is free. Additional information is available here:

http://brockington.org/files/Symposium%20Flyer.pdf


Brockington Supports Breast Cancer Awareness and Research

Oct 15, 2012

Brockington employees are observing Ta-Ta Tuesdays this October to raise money and awareness for Breast Cancer month. Everyone is encouraged to wear pink each Tuesday, and Brockington is making a company-wide donation to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

Picture: Dave Franz and James Page show their support for the cause while conducting an archaeological survey in Willmar, Minnesota.


Christy Pritchard to Lead Workshop at National Council for Social Studies 2012 Meeting

Oct 10, 2012

Christy Pritchard, of our Elizabethtown, Kentucky office, will lead a workshop at the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) during the 2012 NCSS Conference in Seattle, Washington.  This conference is attended by approximately 8,000 social studies educators, state coordinators, and curriculum developers from across the country.

Ms. Pritchard's workshop will present resources to educators that will assist them in teaching archaeology in the classroom, and she will also discuss how to utilize current state and national social studies standards to make direct correlations to archaeological studies.  This will be her second presentation at an NCSS annual conference.

Ms. Pritchard is presenting her workshop on behalf of the Archaeology Education Clearinghouse, which is a joint effort by the Society for American Archaeology (SAA), the Society for Historic Archaeology (SHA), and the American Institute of Archaeology (AIA).  She sits on the education committees of both the SAA and AIA, and is pleased to return to the conference this year.


St. Louis VCP Participates in Community Service Project

Oct 03, 2012

On Saturday, September 22nd, Steve Wahle, a veteran and former Veterans Curation Program participant, led a community service project to help clean up a small museum in downtown St. Louis. This Service Project was part of Steve's Fellowship for The Mission Continues. The Mission Continues is a national non-profit organization that helps veterans to improve their lives by volunteering and serving their communities. Steve's Service Project took place at the Eugene Field House and Toy Museum. The Field House is on the National Register of Historic Places, and received National Landmark status in 2007. It was the childhood home of Eugene Field, known as the "Children's Poet", who wrote such well known poems as "Wynken, Blynken, and Nod. Field was also a lover of toys, and many of the toys on display at the museum came from his own collection. Sharon Knobbe, Jen Bouchard, and veterans from the program came out to support Steve and improve this St. Louis landmark. In three hours, the museum staff and volunteers cleaned up and landscaped the yard, moved and organized over 1200 historic bricks, cleaned out the attic, laid a floor in the attic, and accessioned more than 50 artifacts.  While cleaning out the attic over 200 objects were discovered, 10 of which had previously been thought lost.  Twenty-eight of the artifacts found were added to the collection. For pictures from the service project you can visit the VCP facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/VeteransCurationProject).


Historian Paige Wagoner Attends Reception

Sep 30, 2012

The reception was hosted by the Historic Preservation and Community Planning Program at the College of Charleston, which is also Paige's undergraduate Alma mater. It was the opening event for the Association of Preservation Technology's 2012 Conference in Charleston.


Brockington Personnel Attend Advanced Section 106 Seminar

Sep 28, 2012

Phyllis Rigney, Cameron Sexton, and Jana Futch attended the Advanced Section 106 Seminar held on September 27th, 2012, in Atlanta, GA.  Provided by the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, the Seminar is designed for environmental and cultural resource managers who have experience with the National Historic Preservation Act and are familiar with the Section 106 process. 

The focus of the Advanced Section 106 Seminar is to address the challenges of reaching consensus in Section 106 consultations, learn to identify and resolve problems that arise during the Section 106 process, and discuss how to effectively structure Section 106 agreement documents. In addition to the regular course curriculum, the instructor for this Seminar, Katherine Kerr, created a lively and discussion-oriented atmosphere, which allowed for the in-depth examination of a multitude of Section 106 issues that the participants had encountered, as well as how to trouble-shoot and resolve those issues.  Upon completion, the attendees received a certificate and materials that will assist them in future Section 106 implementation and consultation.


Brockington and Associates hosts reception for the Society for American Archaeology

Sep 26, 2012

Brockington's Charleston office is pleased to be hosting a reception for the Executive Committee of the Society for American Archaeology on Friday, September 28th, from 4:00 to 6:00 PM.  Committee members include President Fred Limp, President-elect Jeffery Altschul, Executive Director Tobi Brimsek, Secretary Janet Levy, Secretary-elect Christina Reith, and Treasurer Alex Barker. The reception, held once a year, is a great time for SAA members to meet and speak with those on the Executive Committee.


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