Documenting the communities, farms, and landscapes of Phillips County is essential to understanding, preserving, and interpreting the history of the region as well as laying a foundation for preservation planning, heritage tourism, and economic development. The goal of this project is to record and interpret Phillips County’s rich agricultural heritage, from individual farmsteads to the local communities. Through coursework and internships, students engaged in the project have learned to conduct cultural resource surveys and landscape documentation, while examining larger rural preservation issues related to the region.
Town-wide surveys of historic buildings and sites in Haxtun, Holyoke, and Paoli with results presented in survey reports including histories, discussions of common types and styles of buildings, identification of individually significant buildings and historic districts, and a database of all buildings surveyed.
National Register Nominations for five Phillips County farmsteads.
Multiple Property Documentation Form for Phillips County historic resources.
Public outreach including presentations, collecting historical information from the community, and assisting with the production of community walking tours.