Public Folklore, Historic Preservation, and Community Activism

Tina Bucuvalas (Florida Cultural Resources, Inc.)

National Register Bulletin 38, Traditional Cultural Properties, provided guidelines for nominating properties based on living community culture, and since 2012 the NR has encouraged expanded use of the TCP designation. The presenter will detail her integration of public folklore with historic preservation through the successful NR nominations of Tarpon Springs’ Greektown Historic District and Cycadia Cemetery as TCPs. Recently her efforts have expanded to community activism to guide city policies affecting the Greektown district. She will also discuss her international work with Greece to elucidate connections between US public folklore and Greek approaches to Intangible Cultural Heritage.

Part of 01-13 Public Folklore, Historic Preservation, and Heritage Studies, Thursday, October 13, 8:30 am–10:00 am