Over the last several years, the intersection of heritage, governance, and how citizens interact with pieces of the past has been present in the public eye. Americans all across the nation are beginning to question the history around them, and many are noticing that the monuments and historic fixtures in their communities are unsolicited reminders of a darker time in our nation’s history.
The United States Committee of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (World Heritage USA) has been awarded a grant by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support the development of the Monuments Toolkit, a website and app aimed at answering questions about monuments of oppression.
Upon completion of this project we will have interactive maps, resources pages, decision guides, blogs, podcasts, and all of the other fantastic features at your fingertips. Creating accessible spaces to learn about the past puts society’s best foot forward for safeguarding our future.