Sam Shogren

BBC News: How to sail a Malay jong boat…

I saw this on the BBC and thought you should see it.  It documents the need to preserve and pass on the traditions of a disappearing maritime art form. "How to sail a Malay jong boat..." was posted to the BBC website recently See to lean more - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-46462560

Maritime Cultural Landscapes – A National Symposium

A new look at an old problem: how to connect the disparate elements of maritime activity both on land and offshore into one commonly understood cultural whole. Despite being a maritime nation, American's struggle when connecting the dots between shore side and maritime activities. This is true to for the managers and planners responsible for managing, protecting and presenting our shared maritime cultural heritage who work within the regulatory environment of current environmental and historic preservation law. The struggle comes from policies and practices that fragment the totality of the maritime experience. And from rules written from a land-based rather…

Disappearing Maritime Landscapes – The Old Grainery in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin

A disappearing maritime landscape. This photo of the westside granary in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin was taken during a protracted legal battle between community residents and their local government. Many wanted the granary, and the remains of the working waterfront protected. A few wanted another hotel. The piles of dirt surrounding the building we added by the city in an effort to force the issue. Despite the city's best intentions, this important historical building was saved by the Sturgeon Bay Historical Society. But to save it the building had to be moved. So earlier this spring the building was jacked up, wheels…

The Challenge of Preserving Maritime Cultural Landscapes – Two Examples

Tug Owned by Selvic Marine Towing Bask In Early Morning Sunlight on a Fall Day in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin  (MaitimeImages.Net/Sam Shogren) I'm sharing a post on Facebook from earlier today from the Sturgeon Bay (WI) Historical Society. I'm sharing this because it highlights the struggles older maritime communities face as they explore new paths to the future. This is compounded here because this is one of the last active shipbuilding communities on the Great Lakes and represents the industrial heart of America. I am sharing because this is a story about my hometown. Visitors tour a collection of grain elevators that…

CAMM Annual Meeting Presentation

Our Principal, Sam Shogren together with Salim Mohammad, Curator of the David Rumsey Map Center at Stanford University's Cecil H Green Library were invited to at the Council of American Maritime Museum's 2017 Annual Meeting held at the San Fransisco National Maritime Museum, a unit of the National Park Service. Salim Mohammad shared with the audience how the Rumsey Map Center came to be, the collecting passions of David Rumsey the man, and the technologies used by the Center to preserve and present one of the nation's largest map collections. Following Salim's presentation, Sam Shogren dug into the research potential of…

Client: Project ABLE

For the past two years, we have worked with the board, staff, and volunteers of Project ABLE - a community based mental health organization on a wide variety of organizational development projects. Project activities have included: Board Development Recruiting a New Executive Director Organizational Development Metrics & Data Analysis Technology Consulting Software Specifications and Transitions Website Content Development Photography Videography

Client: International School of Beaverton

 Project Background Sam Shogren worked with school leadership, district personnel, and volunteers to develop and launch a new parent-teacher organization FRISB or Friends of the International School of Beaverton for the opening of this new school in Beaverton, Oregon. The Beaverton School Board decided in 2008 to expand the options available to students and families by repurposing a renovated and expanded former elementary school into the District's only dedicated ISB certified school for both middle school and high school students. To facilitate the opening of the school and effective engagement of incoming families a new PTO needed to formed, incorporated, and…

Long Range Preservation Planning: Philip Foster Farm

 Project BackgroundSam Shogren was contracted to work with the board, staff, and volunteers of the historical society and museum during the summer of 2008 to develop a Long-Range Preservation Plan for their collections and buildings. We based out work on NorthEast Documents Conservation Center's (NEDCC)'s collections preservation manual developed while I served on the Advisory Committee. I had the opportunity to beta-test the manual before publication at the Penobscot Marine Museum in Searsport, Maine.Scope of Work & DeliverablesDeveloped and provided workshops for staff and volunteers on:collections care and handlinghistoric housekeepingpreservation planningDesigned and implemented an environmental monitoring program for:collections storagehistoric buildingsResearched and created a…