The Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS) was created in 2000 to document our country’s dynamic landscapes. Each year the HALS office at the National Park Service issues a challenge, encouraging landscape architects and preservation professionals to document historic landscapes related to a new theme.
The theme of the 2013 challenge is “Documenting the Cultural Landscapes of Women.”
Individuals and groups from every state are encouraged to complete at least one HALS short format history for a cultural landscape related to this theme, whether vernacular or designed, in order to increase awareness of the role of women in shaping the American landscape. The top three submissions will receive awards and be announced at the 2013 ASLA Annual Meeting and Expo in Boston during the HALS Meeting.
If you have not already begun a submission, there is still time to start. Short format histories should be submitted to HALS at the National Park Service no later than July 31, 2013 (c/o Paul Dolinsky, Chief of HALS, 202-354-2116). All HALS documentation is permanently housed and publicly accessible at the Library of Congress.
Click here for more information: HALS Challenge
by Jonathan Ceci, Chair of the Historic Preservation PPN